It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) that a child’s first appointment should be scheduled to occur within the months after a baby gets their first tooth or by their first birthday. Whatever happens first will indicate when this initial appointment is set. Parents in the Silver Creek area of San Jose, California, who are looking for a dental experience tailored to the unique needs of young children visit Natalie K. Provenzano DDS, Inc. Whether it be your child’s first visit or if they have seen us before, we are always excited to interact with our young patients. It is our goal to provide a dental experience that is non-intimidating, comfortable, and fun for your child.

While taking a child in for their initial dental appointment at the age of 1 (or earlier if they already have a tooth breaking through) may seem very early, data shows that tooth decay in infants and toddlers is rising. If tooth decay and cavities are not addressed quickly, they can lead to pain and discomfort for a child and also set the stage for poor oral health later in life. Your child’s teeth are establishing the framework for the eventual emergence of their adult teeth, so if you think taking care of baby teeth isn’t all that important, it is. Our dentists will examine your child’s teeth and address any present oral health issues. In addition, we also provide fluoride treatments and dental sealants to help keep teeth strong and healthy.

What To Expect During Your Child’s First Visit

Because we know the unique challenges treating children can present, our office is designed to keep them comfortable and anxiety-free from the moment you first walk into our waiting room. Our team is trained to talk to infants and young children in a way that makes them feel welcome and like they are a part of our family. During this initial appointment, we will perform a quick examination to ensure your child’s mouth is developing as it should and to see if any current oral health concerns need to be addressed. This is also an important appointment for parents, especially first-timers, who can use this time to ask questions they may have, raise any concerns regarding oral habits, and receive instruction on implementing a good oral care routine at home.

Schedule an Appointment for Kids Dental Care near Silver Creek

The Natalie K. Provenzano DDS, Inc. team is so happy that you have considered us to help take care of your child. We know there is nothing more important to you. We understand our obligation to provide safe, comfortable, and quality children’s dental care to every child who comes to our office. To schedule an appointment with our team, please call our office at (408) 226-2542.