Your child should have their first dental visit by age one or when the first baby tooth appears. Dr. Kaplan is very patient and gentle with children of all ages, and their first experience with us is purposefully low-key and fun. This way, we can help build their confidence so that they feel safe and secure with us.
Importance of Baby Teeth
It's also crucial to protect baby teeth, even though they will eventually fall out. These little teeth have a big job to do because they hold space in your child's jaw for permanent teeth to erupt correctly. Loss of even one baby tooth too soon can lead to numerous oral health issues for your child, so keeping them strong and healthy is crucial.
As they grow, we'll start to introduce dental exams and teeth cleanings every six months. If Dr. Kaplan detects an oral health issue that needs our attention, he will use x-rays and photos so you can see what he sees and understand why we recommend treatment.
Another critical part of early childhood dentistry is parent education, and we encourage you to ask any questions you have about their oral health care. We believe it's crucial for parents to understand what to expect at the different stages of their child's dental development. If a problem develops, we can work together as a team, with us providing treatment recommendations and you making confident decisions about your child's dental care.
Contact Our Randolph Dental Office
If it's time to schedule your son or daughter's first dental visit at Randolph Dental Associates, please call us at (973) 895-3100 to arrange an appointment.