First Dental Visit in Florissant

When Should I Schedule My Child’s First Visit?

The first dental visit should be no later than your child’s first birthday. Having cavities is not related to how old a child is, but whether or not they have teeth.

We will discuss whether or not there are any developmental anomalies, congenital dental defects, your child’s diet, and if they have any dental habits such as thumb sucking or prolonged pacifier use. We will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child’s permanent teeth under the gums.

We may clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. We will make sure your child is receiving adequate fluoride at home. Most importantly, we will review with you how to clean and care for your child’s teeth.

Please call us if you have any questions: Florissant Pediatric Dental Office Phone Number 314-830-9663. To schedule an appointment, call our Florissant office or use our Appointment Request form.

Book cover illustration for My Dentist Appointment: Dr. Candy and a young patient

Dr. Wakefield is also an author! Her book, “My Dentist Appointment”, is a delightful tale about MaCayla’s first unexpected dentist appointment. This story was written to lessen the fears of parents and children concerning dentistry. Much of the fear surrounding dentistry has been greatly conceived in one’s mind or based on someone else’s experience. You can purchase a copy of Dr. Wakefield‘s book when you come for your appointment!

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