While we strive to make every patients' experience at our dental office exceptional, at Northwest Arkansas Family Dentistry, we also understand how important first dental visits are for your child. Your child's first impression of their dental appointment can potentially set them up for a lifetime of success at the dental office if it's a positive experience. Here's more information about caring for children from your kid's dentist in Fayetteville.
When Should My Child's First Dental Visit Be?
Dr. Beth Bowen completed advanced training at Children’s Hospital of Colorado and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, which gives her additional knowledge and expertise in children's dental development and treatment. Your child's first tooth may appear anywhere from 5-8 months old, and Dr. Bowen recommends that your child has their first dental visit by the time they turn one. Seeing your child early helps us to identify any developmental concerns that may be taking place, while helping them acclimate to our office and their surroundings. We keep first visits fun and easy with a ride in the big chair, and a quick look at their teeth.
Open communication with your dental provider is very important, and we strive to be your partners in your child's oral health. Because of her experience, Dr. Bowen is comfortable treating your child at any stage of development, and she's excellent at communicating your child's needs to you. She believes that open communication is one of the keys to providing optimum oral care for your child.
Additional Services for Children in Fayetteville
At Northwest Arkansas Family Dentistry, we're committed to your child's oral health and we offer additional services such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants that are designed to strengthen and protect small teeth from tooth decay and cavities. If your child participates in sports, it's a good idea to discuss protective gear for them with Dr. Bowen. Wearing a customized mouth guard can better protect your child's teeth and mouth from injury.
No matter what stage your child is in, we look forward to meeting them and building a relationship with them! Give us a call to schedule your child's next appointment.