Establishing good oral health habits early in life is crucial for maintaining a lifetime of healthy smiles. At Eastside Pediatric Dental in Fairport, we specialize in providing exemplary dental care for children and teens, as well as family members with special needs. Whether you're new to Western NY or a long-time resident, our team is dedicated to ensuring your child's dental health through professional and compassionate care. 

mother and son at childs first dental visit

When to Start Dental Visits

Many parents wonder when the right time is to start bringing their child to the dentist. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first dental visit should occur by their first birthday or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth. Early dental visits are essential for several reasons. They allow us to monitor the development of your child's teeth and gums, identify potential issues early on, and provide guidance on proper oral hygiene practices. At Eastside Pediatric Dental, we ensure these visits are comfortable and stress-free, setting a positive tone for future dental care.

Why Early Dental Visits Matter

Early dental visits play a significant role in preventing dental problems before they start. By bringing your child to the dentist at a young age, you help them become familiar with the dental environment, reducing anxiety and building trust with their dentist. During these visits, we perform thorough cleanings, exams, and educate parents and children on the best practices for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Identifying issues such as tooth decay, misalignment, or developmental concerns early on allows for timely intervention, which can save time, money, and discomfort in the long run.

Benefits of Early Dental Visits

  • Prevention: Early detection of dental issues helps prevent more severe problems.
  • Education: Guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques for parents and children.
  • Comfort: Reduces anxiety by making dental visits a routine part of life.
  • Development Monitoring: Ensures teeth and jaw are developing correctly.
  • Establishing Good Habits: Encourages lifelong good oral hygiene practices.

Experience the Eastside Pediatric Dental Difference

At Eastside Pediatric Dental, we take pride in being one of the most trusted pediatric dentists in Fairport and the Rochester NY region. Our friendly and professional team is committed to providing top-notch dental care tailored to the unique needs of each child. From routine cleanings and exams to specialized dentistry, we offer comprehensive services to ensure your child’s dental health is in excellent hands.

Don't wait to give your child the best start in dental health. Schedule their first dental visit with Eastside Pediatric Dental today and discover why we are consistently ranked as a top pediatric dentist. Visit us at 302 Cross Keys Office Park in Fairport, NY, or contact us at 585-223-5010 to make an appointment. Let us help your child achieve a bright, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.