It’s confusing as a parent to know when it is the best time to take your child to the dentist. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics your child should visit the dentist six months after their first tooth comes in. This will help them be comfortable with visiting the dentist at a young age and relieve future anxieties. It is recommended that your child visit the dentist every six months.
Here at Three Rivers Family Dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN, Dr. Mark Connolly provides compassionate Pediatric Dentistry and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. He has the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.
Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. By age 6 or 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which eventually are replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Today, early childhood dental infectious disease is 5 times more common in children than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.
It is very important to ensure that your children are seeing a dentist on a regular basis to prevent complications from arising down the road. Call Three Rivers Family Dentistry today or book an appointment through our online form.
Three Rivers Family Dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN is dedicated to quality care and compassion to all of our patients dental needs. Our staff of professionally trained dentists, dental hygienists, and office staff are here to serve you each and everyday with the most thorough dental services in middle TN. Dr. Mark Connolly has the experience and abilities to handle all of you and your family’s needs when it comes to dental and oral procedures. Our staff can help you with every day dental cleanings, implant restoration, periodontal services, dentures, root canals and more.
In addition, our dental practice is very friendly and welcomes families with children of all ages. We have an area for children to play and read in the waiting room area that your kids will love. We help to ensure the process of taking your children to the dentist is fun and caring so your children will learn to want to keep their teeth and overall oral hygiene clean.
We work with most insurance providers and will help you with any insurance claims that you may have. Our staff will handle all of the processing and forms to ensure that your insurance provider is up to date with the correct information.