The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children visit the dentist for the first time as soon as their first tooth erupts or no later than their first birthday.
Most dentists recommend that you establish a “dental home” for your child as soon as possible. By one year of age, children who meet with the dentist on a regular basis are already more likely to develop a healthier smile and receive necessary preventive care than children who do not.
We value helping children feel at home during their visit and will do everything we can to ensure they have a positive and fun experience. Before their appointment with us, you can also inform your child about the visit to help them feel more prepared. We ask parents to avoid using words that might cause your child to feel afraid of the dental office. Words like needle, pull, drill, shot or hurt can often cause children to become more apprehensive about their dental visit. Our team makes use of words which are less frightening to children while still helping them understand the full process of their treatment.
Our team is thrilled for the chance to get you started on your child’s new journey to a healthier smile, and we will be happy to schedule your child’s first dental visit. Dr. Lisa Feldman is very friendly and engaging with children and is always willing to listen to any oral health concerns you may have for your child. If you are interested in setting up visit with our dentist, contact us today at 561-737-3633. Whether you are in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lantana, Lake Worth or Wellington, we are here to help with your child’s dental needs.