Wakefield Office

401-792-4664 • 24 Salt Pond Road, Suite C-1, Wakefield, RI, 02879

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.

What should I tell my child about the 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.