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By Family Dental Care
November 16, 2015
Category: Oral Health

When should your child visit the dentist? It's earlier than you might guess.

Most dental professionals, including your family dentist in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, abide by the general rule that a child's teeth should be evaluated six months after the first tooth has come in. Although this might seem a bit early, there are several reasons why parents Childrens dentalshould introduce this practice into their family's health schedule. Dr. Edward Pergiovanni and Dr. Mary Pergiovanni of Family Dental Care explain why:

Establishing a routine

The first few visits to a family dentist should be brief, especially if your child is very young. The main goal of these visits is to help acquaint your child with your Rocky Hill family dentist's office and their practices. Gentle cleaning and a thorough examination will take place; sealants or other treatments may be recommended at a later appointment. You may be asked to come to the exam room to hold your child if they are under 3 years of age or particularly apprehensive. Our entire team is dedicated to reducing any anxiety that can often accompany new experiences. Getting children used to the sights and sounds of a dental office like Family Dental Care in Rocky Hill is integral to the success of future appointments.

Preparing for the future

The health of your child's baby teeth is a good predictor of how their adult teeth will develop. Visits every six months to your Rocky Hill dentist will identify and treat any problems with the teeth and gums, and will also help parents learn how to manage their children's oral health at home.

If you have a child who is ready for their first dental examination, call Family Dental Care in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. You can be assured that we have the experience and the compassion to give your child the best dental experience possible!


Dr. Mary Pergiovanni has been named the 2017 recipient of the Hartford Dental Society Dr. James & Ella Burr McManus Award


Dr. Mary Pergiovanni receives the 2017 Hartford Dental Society James and Ella Burr McManus Award


Dr. Ed and Dr. Mary Pergiovanni recently volunteered for their 9th Connecticut Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic. Click on the link below to see Dr. Mary featured in a news clip which aired on NBC30.
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