Edmond Dental Center

When should I first bring my child to the dentist?

Children have unique dental needs, and their teeth and gums require special attention while they develop. The American Dental Association suggests taking your child to their first dental appointment when their first tooth erupts or by their first birthday. 

Dr. Michael Chandler, DDS is a gentle children’s dentist in Edmond, OK you can depend on for thorough and compassionate dental care. We love treating small smiles, and we are proud to be the chosen dental home of many local families. 

Preventive Dental Care Keeps Teeth Strong

Regularly scheduled dental examinations and teeth cleanings are essential for your child’s continued health and well-being. When your child’s teeth and gums are healthy, they can eat, speak, and socialize with comfort and ease. 

Dr. Chandler will let you know how often your child should have an exam and cleaning based on their oral health needs. However, many patients get dental checkups every six months. 

During a dental exam and cleaning, we can:

  • Check for signs of cavities, gum infection, and any other dental issues
  • Monitor tooth and jaw development 
  • Remove plaque and bacteria buildup from teeth 
  • Apply fluoride or sealants if needed
  • Review oral hygiene techniques, such as brushing and flossing 

These preventive dental checkups allow us to stop dental issues before they have a chance to progress, such as tooth decay or gum infections. 

Schedule a Visit with Our Pediatric Dentist in Edmond, OK!

We understand children may feel apprehensive about visiting the dentist, but our team works hard to make each child and their families feel safe, comfortable, and at ease. 

Dr. Chandler creates customized treatment plans for each young patient so that every child has the chance to enjoy a strong, disease-free smile. 

Contact us today at (405) 330-4630 to learn more about children’s dentistry services or to schedule an appointment.

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