At North End Dental Care, we welcome children of all ages. We typically recommend that you bring your child for their first dental visit at our Manchester, NH dental office around age one, or as soon as baby teeth start to appear.
You may be surprised that we like to see kids at such a young age, but there are a couple of reasons our children's dentist recommends these early visits.
Baby teeth play an important role in holding a space for the permanent teeth that are getting ready to emerge. If your child loses a baby tooth due to decay, adjacent teeth can start to tilt into the open space. When the permanent tooth is ready to erupt, there's not enough space, which can cause crowding or misalignment issues that may require orthodontics to fix.
Early dental visits for your child also help your little one slowly get used to the new experience of going to the dentist. Your son or daughter will gradually get to know our team, which allows them to feel safe and secure when the time comes for dental treatment.
We also encourage you to bring your child with you to your dental appointments. Letting them check out the surroundings without any pressure is an excellent way to help them develop positive feelings about visiting the dentist.
If you’re looking for children’s dentistry in Manchester, NH, please call us at (603) 668-6360, and we’ll be happy to help you schedule an appointment.