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Make Your Child's First Dental Visit a Happy One!

Perhaps no visit to the dentist is more important than your child’s very first one. Our three caring doctors and the entire team at our Highlands Ranch, CO dentist office love working with kids and building relationships with them that may last a lifetime.

Dr. Haynes on a Child's First Visit Read Transcript

To schedule your child’s first dentist visit, call Highlands Ranch Smiles at 720-644-8186.

When to Bring Your Baby for the First Dentist Visit

So when should you bring your baby to see us for the first time? The American Dental Association suggests bringing baby to the dentist as soon as they get their first tooth, and we agree! For most children, this will be before their first birthday.

We call these “happy visits,” because our focus is on keeping your baby happy. The first few visits will be as much about you as them! We’ll take all the time you need to discuss teething, cleaning your baby’s teeth, and any other questions you have.

As more teeth come in, we’ll make sure your child’s teeth and mouth are healthy and their bite looks good. And we’ll begin cleaning and polishing their teeth. It’s important to care for primary teeth to help prevent dental complications that can result from early cavities and other issues.

Tips on Bringing Baby to the Dentist

Because our team has seen so many youngsters in our care rooms, we’ve got some suggestions on ensuring visits with your youngest family members go well. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Schedule your visit during a time of day when your child is normally well-rested. We make it easy by offering extended hours at our Highlands Ranch, CO dentist office.
  • Leave other children at home, if possible.
  • Bring a spouse, other family member, or friend to help out, so you can more fully focus on your discussions with our doctors.
  • Write down in advance any questions you’d like to ask so you won’t forget.

We’d be honored to help you mark the milestone of your child’s first dental visit! Call 720-644-8186 to book a visit to Highlands Ranch Smiles, or use our online form.

Getting great dental care in Highlands Ranch doesn’t have to be a challenge – schedule an appointment with us today! You can reach us by phone at 720-644-8186 or by using our online appointment request form. We look forward to seeing you soon!