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If you’ve ever raised a child, you understand that there are several things you may need to do to keep your child healthy and strong. For instance, you might have heard that you should encourage your child to be active and that you should help them follow a healthy diet. You may also know that you should visit your dentist fairly regularly. However, did you know that it’s also important for you to bring your child to the dentist fairly regularly?

Sadly, most children won’t enjoy their first dental visits, even though they probably won’t need any treatments. You see, most professionals recommend taking your child to the dentist about six months after their first tooth comes in. Usually, this is when your child is about a year old. Fortunately, there are several things you could do to make these appointments more pleasant, especially as your child gets a little older.

For instance, you should consider rewarding your child after visiting us. One major reason for these early visits is giving your child a chance to acclimate to visiting a dentist and giving your child a reward after their visit can help with this process. When your child gets a little older, we suggest teaching them what may happen when you visit us. Naturally, you could talk to your child, but reading books or showing them videos may also be helpful.

If you’re interested in hearing more about these early appointments, we invite you to contact Tracey Tabor Williams, DMD in Indianapolis, Indiana, by calling 317.637.4636. Our dentist, Dr. Tracey Tabor Williams & Amy Montefalco, and our team will be happy to address any concerns you may have and will work hard to keep your child comfortable. We’re eager to meet with you soon!