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How Often Should My Child Have Dental Cleanings?

August 17, 2022
Posted By: Webster Groves Dental
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Did you know your child should visit the dentist every six months just like you do? It's true! The America Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children start seeing their dentist soon after their first teeth arrive or by their first birthday. After that, they should see their children's dentist in Webster Groves, MO every six months for checkups. We can incorporate cleanings into the routine as they get older.  

Some may feel this is early, but building a rapport and relationship with your little one takes time. Each visit will help them acclimate, even more, setting them up for success in the future as we begin to incorporate more procedures into their visits at Webster Groves Dental.

What to Expect at Your Child's First Dental Visit

When visiting Webster Groves Dental for the first time, you can expect we'll take things slowly with your son or daughter. Our friendly family dentist and staff will take time to introduce them to the dental chair and welcome parents to stay in the room with them if needed.

If your little one is starting their dental journey early, around the age of one, we'll spend those first few visits examining and counting their teeth as they come in. Then, we'll include dental cleanings in their visits around two or three years old.

We will always explain any procedure we do to your child before we get started, and we promise never to move forward with any treatment until they're absolutely ready for it.

Contact Webster Groves Dental to Book Your Child's Next Dentist Visit

Dr. Wenzel may recommend additional procedures for your son or daughter as they grow, like fluoride treatments or dental sealants. These simple treatments help to protect your child's smile from tooth decay and cavities.

If your son or daughter chooses to participate in sports, he can recommend the right protective mouth guard for their smile.

Is it time for your child's next or first dental visit? Contact your trusted children's dentist in Webster Groves, MO, at (314) 918-9666 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Matthew Wenzel.

Webster Groves Dental is located at 8045 Big Bend Blvd, Suite 203 in Webster Groves, MO 63119. We are nearby the Webster Groves Animal Hospital and Balkan Treat Box. 

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (314) 918-9666
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