It’s a question that many parents in Boise debate: When should I take my child in for their first dental appointment? The answer may be a little earlier than you think.
The American Dental Association recommends that a child sees a dentist around twelve months of age. This happens to be about the time when the first teeth tend to erupt.
Some Nampa, Meridian, and Sun Valley parents may wonder why dental visits are needed so early in their child’s life. Not only will your Boise dentist want to clean your child’s teeth and apply fluoride, it’s also important for small children to get used to seeing the dentist.
Starting early dental visits will mean that later in life your Boise child is less likely to require braces or other restorative or cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants.
If you have a child that is apprehensive about visiting Blaisdell Family Dentistry, you might want to bring them in a few days before to visit the office. Call us at
208-377-9696 to set up a time for your child to see our comfortable practice and meet our friendly staff.
We’re Drs. Lynn R. & Craig Blaisdell, a gentle, child-friendly Boise dentist. At Blaisdell Family Dentistry we offer:
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Drs. Lynn R. & Craig Blaisdell
Blaisdell Family Dentistry
8877 W Hackamore Dr