My Child's First Dental Visit

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My Child's First Dental Visit

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) suggests that parents should make an initial “well-baby” appointment approximately six months after the first tooth appears, or no later than the child’s first birthday.

It is our goal that your child’s visits to our office are positive and pleasant.  Therefore, we like to keep the first visit short and fun!  For your convenience, your child’s first visit may be scheduled for the same time as your appointment.

What happens during the first visit?

During the first visit, you and your child will meet Dr. Day and his team.  And, depending on your child’s ability and readiness, Dr. Day will complete a full oral health evaluation of your child, which, if you prefer, may be completed while he/she is sitting on your lap.  Dr. Day discuss the results of his exam with you.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Your child’s first teeth cleaning will be scheduled when he/she is approximately 2-3 years of age, depending on his/her ability and readiness.

What questions may Dr. Day and his team ask during the first visit?

Dr. Day and his team will ask questions about current oral care, diet, the general health of the child, the child’s oral habits, and the child’s current fluoride intake.

If you have questions or concerns about scheduling your child’s first dental appointment, please contact our office at 517-393-8500.

Day Family Dental

Dr. Nathan Day, DMD • Dentist • Lansing, MI


We combine experience with the latest in dental technology to deliver the best patient experience possible.