It’s a question that many parents in Alaska debate: When should I take my child in for their first dental appointment? The answer may be a little earlier than you think.

The American Dental Association recommends that a child sees a dentist around twelve months of age. This happens to be about the time when the first teeth tend to erupt.

Some Alaska parents may wonder why dental visits are needed so early in their child’s life. Not only will your cosmetic dentist want to clean your child’s teeth and apply fluoride, it’s also important for small children to get used to seeing the dentist.

Starting early dental visits will mean that later in life your Anchorage child is less likely to require braces or other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants.

If you have a child that is apprehensive about visiting Excellence In Dentistry, you might want to think about bringing them to your next Alaska dental appointment. Seeing you in the dental chair will help them become more comfortable with the idea.

I’m Dr. Kirk Johnson, a child-friendly Alaska dentist, and I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover, give us a call at (907) 349-0022.

At Excellence In Dentistry we offer:

denal implants
porcelain veneers
Invisalign invisible braces
teeth whitening

Thanks for visiting our Alaska dental blog, and contact us today for all your dental needs!

Dr. Kirk Johnson
Excellence In Dentistry
1000 Omalley Rd, Ste 101
Anchorage, Alaska
(907) 349-0022