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It’s important for parents to keep their children healthy and strong. But did you know that you’ll need to keep your child’s mouth healthy if you’re hoping to help them stay healthy overall? To do so, you’ll have to visit a dentist regularly—but did you know when you should schedule your child’s first appointment?

Our team may not have to perform any treatments for your child during their first visit, but we’ll be able to help your child become comfortable with these appointments. Generally, you’ll need to set up an appointment with our team about six months after their first tooth comes—which usually happens when your child is around six months old.

During your first visit, our dentist will devote time to developing a friendly relationship with your little one. Our team will also explain how you can help your child brush and floss correctly and give you advice on helping your child stay strong. Of course, our team will also examine your child’s teeth, gums, jaws, and bite for signs of potential problems. We’ll also help you introduce your child to dental terminology, such as brushing and flossing.

If you’re interested in learning more about what will happen during your first appointment with us, please don’t hesitate to give Cascade Dental Care a call at 360-425-8140. Dr. Mark Teigen and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have and address any of your concerns. We’re eager to hear from you soon.