January 30, 2016

A child can get his or her first tooth as early as four months of age. Understandably, many parents feel a little bewildered as they try to determine when youngsters should begin going to the dentist. At Mountain View Family Dental, we believe a beautiful smile helps create a good quality of life.

Make an Appointment When You See the First Tooth

Generally, it is a good idea to make an appointment for your child to see the dentist as soon as you have noticed the first tooth erupt through the gums, or no later than your child’s first birthday.

Our dental team is led by Dr. Jeff Erickson, who understands the importance of preventative care both in terms of pediatric dentistry, and for adult patients. He is a competent, friendly dentist in Dillon, CO.

Instill Good Habits

If your child gets used to visiting the dentist early in life, it minimizes the possibility he or she will become nervous about those visits. Furthermore, a child who visits someone who offers pediatric dentistry will be more likely to follow techniques to ensure lifelong proper dental care.

In addition to scheduling dental visits when your child is still a baby, it’s important to demonstrate worthwhile behavior in the home by doing things such as:

  • Brushing your child’s teeth daily, and supervise independent brushing when he or she is old enough
  • Positioning a dental visit as something that is positive, and not to be feared
  • Making sure older family members have good dental care habits, since kids tend to mimic what they see

Establishing a good relationship with a pediatric dentist while your child is still young allows you to respond proactively and promote good oral health. Make an appointment for your child to see Dr. Erickson today by calling 970-368-4888. Our welcoming office environment will leave a good impression on you and your child.



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