When should my child first visit the dentist?
We love to see children at Williamsburg Smile Design, and Dr. Mapes recommends that they visit our office for the first time around the age of one year old. Early visits help us acclimate your child to our office, which helps them feel more comfortable when they come to see us the next time.
We will count their teeth and monitor their oral development during these first visits to our office. This is also an excellent time for you to ask any questions you might have about taking care of your little one’s teeth at home.
As your child gets older, we may recommend fluoride treatments or dental sealants to help build and protect their teeth. We can also discuss the right mouth guard for them to wear if they participate in sports. Additionally, we offer options for orthodontic treatment if they need it in the future.
Going to the dentist is much more convenient for families when they can all go to the same place and have all of their needs met. It saves you time and stress in the long run. Let Williamsburg Smile Design be your one stop for all of your family’s dental needs.