As your children’s teeth start growing in, you may wonder when the ideal time for a first dental appointment is. Based on recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we suggest visiting our office for an examination by the time your child is one and for a dental cleaning at age three. By visiting our office early in your child’s life, you are helping them understand the importance of dental cleanings and how dentists can be their friends.

Dental cleanings are an important preventive and diagnostic tool at Growing Smiles. Under the direction of our gifted pediatric dentists, a dental hygienist will make the idea of cleaning your teeth fun for your child. In a comfortable, gentle matter, we clean your child’s teeth and examine it for any signs of tooth decay or developmental abnormalities. We also help encourage your child to form proper oral hygiene habits and discuss your child’s unique dental history. If we do detect problematic signs, we will talk with you about what treatment options are available and what we will do to help your child feel comfortable.

If you would like to know if it is time for your child to come in for their first teeth cleaning in Richmond, Michigan, we invite you to contact our friendly dental team at Growing Smiles. We are happy to answer your questions and schedule your first appointment!