Westerly Office

401-596-8720 • 130 Granite St, Suite C, Westerly, RI 02891

When should I schedule my child's first dental visit?

As soon as your child has teeth, there is potential for tooth decay; therefore, your child’s first dental visit should be scheduled by his/her first birthday or within 6 months of the first tooth erupting.

When should I schedule my child's first dental visit?

We are asked this question many times. We suggest that you prepare your child the same way that you would before their first haircut or trip to the shoe store. This will not be the frightening experience you may remember from your youth. If you are nervous about the visit, then the less you say the better. Your child’s reaction to his first visit to the dentist may surprise you.