Age 1 First Visit

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According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, every child should visit a dentist around age 1 and every six months thereafter. These visits help children begin to get comfortable in a dental setting and allow dentists to observe the dental changes in a child’s mouth from an early age. We encourage parents to accompany their child during their visit. This gives you an opportunity to see us working with your child and allows us to discuss dental findings and treatment needs directly with you.

At your child’s initial visit, Dr. Hannawi-Tadros will perform your baby’s first oral examination and will review infant oral hygiene. In some cases, she will clean your baby’s teeth and apply a topical fluoride. The extent of the examination will depend entirely on you and your child’s comfort level.


Our goal is for both you and your child to leave our office calm, happy and smiling from ear to ear!When you come in for your child’s initial visit, please be sure to bring your child’s dental insurance card and arrive early to fill out your initial paperwork if you have not already done so. We look forward to meeting you and your child for your first appointment!

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