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Preparing Your Child for Their First Visit

At what age should I bring my child to the dentist? How will he react? What can I do to help make her first visit enjoyable? These are all common questions many parents face when deciding on the right time to bring their child to the dentist.

At Weaver, Reckner and Reinhart Dental Associates, we recommend a child’s first visit around one year old or when the first tooth erupts. This is a good opportunity for parents to ask questions and seek advice. Your child’s first dental visit at this stage is primarily to help your child feel comfortable with the dentist.

If you’re feeling anxious about bringing your child for their first appointment, there are a few things that you can do at home to prepare. Be sure to talk to your child and let them know the importance of their oral health and how the dentist will help their teeth stay healthy and strong. When talking to your child about their dental visit, be positive. There are many fun books or videos to share with your child that may help them feel less fearful and nervous before their visit. And, most importantly, you will want to maintain a routine brushing schedule at home and help them with their brushing as needed.

At Weaver, Reckner and Reinhart Dental Associates, we value all of our patients — even the smallest of smiles! Our team of dedicated hygienists wants to make sure that your child is comfortable from the moment they step into our office. In some cases, our dentists work with some of the top pediatric dentists in Souderton and Harleysville to make sure your child has the most positive experience.

As a parent, there are many milestones to look forward to with your children. Their first trip to the dentist can be one of those moments. When looking for a children’s dentist in Montgomery County, look no further than Weaver, Reckner and Reinhart Dental Associates. We are committed to helping your whole family achieve a healthy mouth. You can learn more about our team and our dental services, including orthodontics, root canal treatment, and cosmetic dentistry available at our offices in Souderton and Harleysville by browsing our website or contact one of our offices at 215-486-1649 or 215-486-1652.