Your Child's First Dental Visit


Starting regular dental care by 1-year-old is an important step on the road to total health. By the time a child is born, 20 primary teeth usually have formed inside the gums.  Many permanent teeth have also begun to develop.  The front four teeth typically begin to appear when the baby is between age six months and one year and most children have their set of 20 primary teeth by the time they are three years old.

We recommend that you treat your child's first dental visit like a fun trip to the zoo. When you are relaxed, your child will perceive this and feel trusting as well.

From the moment you arrive, we want you to feel our warm, friendly welcome. Dr. Hillman will greet your children by their first names, with a joke, a smile, a hand to hold and gentle dental techniques. And we will take the time to get to know you as well.








Early dental visits build trust and cooperation. 2-year-old Zoe has been coming to us for a year. Her mother is waiting in the reception area.





Watching other children get dental care in our office is a great way for our patients to feel good about the dentist.