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If you are raising a child or have raised one, you are definitely aware that there are many things you might need to do to keep your little one healthy and strong. For instance, you could have heard that you should help your kids to be active and spend time outdoors and that you should help them eat a well-balanced diet. You might also understand that you should visit your dentist at least twice a year. However, are you aware that it’s also important for you to take your children to the dentist fairly regularly?

You see, most children don’t actually enjoy their first few dental visits, even though they generally won’t need any treatments. Most professionals actually suggest taking your infant to the dentist about six months after their first tooth erupts. Usually, this is when your little one is about one year old. Still, there are many things you could try to do to make these checkups much more pleasant, especially as your child gets a little older.

To help your child during these visits you should consider rewarding your child with a little gift or outing. One major reason for these early visits are vital is because it gives your child a chance to get used to visiting a dentist. When your child grows older, we suggest helping them learn what could happen when they visit us. Naturally, you could tell your child what will happen, but reading books or showing them videos may also be helpful.

If you’re interested in learning more about these early appointments, we invite you to contact Advanced Dental in Mankato, Minnesota, by calling 507-345-1284. Our dentist, Dr. Kevin Torbenson, & Drew Neumann, and our dental team will be happy to answer any questions you could have. We will work hard to keep your child comfortable. We’re eager to meet with you soon!