As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), you should bring your child to the dentist by their first birthday or whenever their first tooth grows in. This can allow for the dentist to make sure all your child’s teeth are growing in correctly and make sure your child doesn’t have any cavities.
That being said, your child may be nervous or anxious for their first visit. It’s a new place with new sounds and sights and smells that they’re not used to. It’s going to be scary for them, so that’s why you need to be there for them and help them through it. Here are seven ways to prepare your child for their first visit: