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Family dentist in Richmond with rave reviews discusses when to bring your child to the dentist for the first time

Dr oliviya heart, Richmond Family Dentistry Proving Family Dentistry Reviews

We all want the best for our children and as a parent we know that keeping our children’s teeth healthy is an important part of our role as caregivers. You know that taking your child to the dentist is important, but you may be unsure when the first visit should be scheduled. At Richmond Family Dentistry, we recommend that all parents bring their child to the dentist after the eruption of their first tooth or prior to their first birthday.

You may wonder why you would need to bring your child to the dentist so young, and we understand that. There are several advantages to starting dental care early. We want to see your child’s teeth remain healthy as much as you do, and the key to this is establishing the right routines from the beginning.

The primary role of early dental visits is establishing trust. It is important to us that we establish your trust along with your child’s. The sooner children visit the dentist, the more comfortable they are with the entire process. We want them to be relaxed in our office and we provide an atmosphere that is warm, welcoming, and fun! This helps prevent fears and phobias of the dentist office.

The next reason for early dental visits is to perform a thorough evaluation of the mouth. We will make sure that everything is healthy and developing properly. This examination also provides a baseline that can help us properly diagnose any potentially damaging changes that have occurred at subsequent visits.

The final reason is to address any questions or concerns you may have about proper care for your child’s teeth. We will explain how to care for emerging teeth and gums and how you can help your child maintain a beautiful and healthy smile as they continue to grow.

At our office, your child will be treated with compassion, love, and our dedication to oral health. If you reside in Richmond or a surrounding area, call us today to schedule an appointment.


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Dr. Hart represents true integrity. Her staff also exudes a level of professionalism and kindness.
I am thankful to have found a dentist who practices in a holistic manner.
Dr. Hart is a beautiful and smart soul
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