Childs First Dental Visit Gaithersburg MD
Taking a child to visit the dentist for a cleaning, fillings, etc., can be scary for them and could potentially give them a fear of the dentist.
While it is scary for a child at times, it is just as nerve-racking for a parent to take their child to the dentist for the first time.
You might be unsure if you have been taking care of your child’s teeth correctly, or if you have been instilling good oral hygiene habits that will decrease the chances of developing oral problems.
We will take great care of your child and will allow you to be there for every step to make sure your child is calm, unharmed, and happy.
Here at MVP Smiles our professional staff will make you and your child feel at home during their dental cleaning.
The Importance of Taking Your Child to the Dentist
Many professionals inform their patients about taking their child to the dentist as early as when the first tooth has developed.
This is because tooth decay can begin forming as soon as it as broken through the gums.
Taking your child to the dentist at an early age will decrease the chances of bad habits forming and increase the chances of good habits forming such as: brushing the teeth twice a day, flossing once a day, avoiding sugary products, and protecting the teeth from any damage.
A parent is financially responsible for their child, and when creating good oral hygiene habits for their child, it can potentially save money for the cost of things like fillings, root canals, etc.
In fact, it can even save money on things like braces because our dentists can spot things early on that could cause the teeth to shift and can take precautions to keep that from happening.
Our dentists can also inform you of what you might be doing wrong that is causing different things such as tooth decay.
For example, if you are letting your child fall asleep with a bottle, it can be causing tooth decay to occur, and our dentists can determine if that is the problem.
Our dentists emphasize the importance of parents taking their child to visit our offices as early as the age of three.
Choosing A Dentist
As a parent, your number one priority is your child and making sure you are protecting them from anything dangerous, hurts them, or scares them.
Choosing a dentist, specifically a pediatric dentist, can be a difficult task because you want one that is not only the best but is the most convenient for you and does not cause you financial stress.
When choosing a dentist, you can ask for recommendations or visit every office in your area for more information.
Most dentist offices will come with a brochure or information packet on the office and its staff.
Speaking to the dentist personally will tell you a lot about their personality and observing the staff will help you understand how well they are treated.
Schedule Your Childs First Dental Visit Gaithersburg MD
Choosing the right dentist for your child will help promote healthy habits for years to come.
Contact us today at (240) 981-4020 or call MVP Smiles to schedule your appointment
806 W. Diamond Ave. Suite 250
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Schedule an Appointment
Monday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues & Wed 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday: By appointment only *
*1 Sat per Month during the school year for orthodontic patients