First Pediatric Dental Visit At Clifton & Mauney


Here at Clifton & Mauney Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we try to make the first visit to our office as fun and relaxing as possible for little ones. It is important to bring your child in for their first dental visit soon after their first teeth have come in. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that this first visit occur by the time the child turns one. Bringing children to a trusted Chapel Hill pediatric dentist early in life will help ensure that their oral health is where it should be and that any dental problems are detected before they become more serious.  

New parents have a lot to think about when it comes to their child’s health, and oral health is equally as important. Oral health is an important part of overall health, and your child’s first dental visit is as important as their first doctor visit. Here are a few things we will look for during that very first appointment:

Developmental milestones
Good oral hygiene

In addition to helping your child learn about the importance of healthy dental habits, we will also provide you with tips for properly caring for your child’s mouth. 

How to Prepare for the Big Day

Kids are often very in-tune with the temperament of their parents, so it is important to remain calm and relaxed as your child’s first dental visit approaches. Sit down with your child beforehand and let them know what they can expect to happen during their appointment in a calm, straightforward way.  

Children find comfort in familiarity; so let your child bring their favorite toy or small blanket along with them to our office. You might also want to be prepared with snacks and any other items that will help calm your child if they become frightened. 

Schedule an Appointment Today

Developing healthy oral habits early in life is crucial, which is why it is important to bring your child to our Chapel Hill pediatric dental and orthodontic office by the time they turn one. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have so please feel free to contact our office at your convenience. If you’d like to schedule that first exciting appointment, give us a call at 919-933-1007 today. We look forward to seeing you soon at Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry. 


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