Age One Dental Visit – Birmingham, AL
The Pathway To Healthier Smiles
Dr. Angelica Rohner understands it can be difficult finding a children’s dentist in Birmingham you can trust. As you schedule your child’s age one dental appointment, you may feel apprehensive about placing your little one in someone else’s hands. However, we can assure you that their future smile will thank you for starting good oral habits early on. These initial visits will allow your child to become familiar with our dental office while we establish a baseline for their oral health. We will monitor their early development and make sure no decay or cavities are forming as their teeth begin to erupt. If you would like to learn more about this first visit, contact our office today.
What is the Age One Dental Visit?
The age one dental visit is considered the first official oral health appointment. Because your child’s smile is just now forming and teeth are slowly (or quickly) erupting, this is the best time for us to begin establishing healthy habits and regular visits. Not only will we see how your child’s oral and facial structures develop over time, but we can more readily identify problems early on and provide necessary treatment to mitigate any potential issues further down the road.
By choosing to bring your little one in for this initial appointment, you are setting them up on a path toward better oral health, which will carry with them through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
Why is the Age One Dental Visit Necessary?
Although the initial visit is more about getting to know you and your baby and providing helpful tips and tricks to taking proper care of their development smile at home, it is important. Many children develop dental anxiety later on but by exposing them to a dentist’s office early on in life, they can become familiar with the sights, smells, and sounds, and actually look forward to visiting their pediatric dentist in Birmingham.
Dr. Rohner’s dental office is designed to be a welcoming environment for children, so the moment you and your child enter, our team will do our very best to ward off anything that might cause apprehension or fear. Instead, our warm and compassionate approach will help your little one feel right at home while we pay special care to their growing smile.
Who Recommends This Visit?
The age one dental visit is recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Because of its necessity in establishing a positive and healthy pathway for young smiles, pediatric dentists believe this initial visit makes a big difference in how children perceive the dentist’s office and their overall excitement and willingness to take care of their teeth and gums.
What Are the Benefits of the Age One Dental Visit?
By choosing to bring your child in for the age one dental visit, you can expect the following benefits:
- A stronger relationship between you, your child, and the pediatric dentist
- Lowered risk for dental decay, cavities, gum disease, and dental emergencies because of regular care
- Opportunity to start positive oral health habits early on
- Early detection of dental problems that can help you and your child avoid unnecessary restorative procedures
- Less time spent visiting the dentist for dental fillings, crowns, and other restorative care and more time spent learning in the classroom
- Cost-effective because of the established habits set in seeing a dentist regularly and avoiding costly procedures