Can I Take my One-Year-Old to the Dentist?
Children benefit tremendously from routine visits to our Cincinnati dental office. Beginning as early as one-year, our family dentists can provide services that are tailored to the exact emotional, developmental, and educational needs of your child.
Focusing on creating an environment that is safe, welcoming and fun, our Cincinnati family dentists use these early-childhood appointments to ensure proper tooth development, provide age-appropriate instructions on oral care, and help your child develop a sense of calm when visiting the dentist. All of these things serve to help your child develop confidence in professional dental care and can pave the way for a lifetime of optimal oral health.
Family dentistry services that are of benefit to toddlers and smaller children include:
- Gentle cleanings
- Gum and tooth examinations
- Brushing and flossing instruction
- Sealants and fluoride treatments
Beginning the educational portion of dental visits at an early age helps your child develop self-confidence and works to empower him or her to eventually take control of their oral hygiene routine. Learning to trust dentists and professional dental care further the goal of life-long oral health by guarding against the development of dental phobias and anxieties that can interfere seeking care as your child ages.
Our Cincinnati family dentists begin seeing children after their first birthday. If your child is ready for an appointment, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry online or by calling (513) 234-5531 to set one up today.