The American Dental Association recommends that all children visit the dentist by their first birthday. Your child should start receiving regular dental checkups when the first tooth appears in order to ensure the mouth is healthy and developing properly. Merrill Dental invites moms to bring their children to our office for their first visit.

Drs. Merrill and Merrill, our father-daughter team, are trained in administering gentle dentistry to children and can help you and your child feel comfortable in our care. We offer wellness checkups for mothers and their babies to ensure everyone is happy and healthy. Our dentists would be happy to discuss your child’s oral health and demonstrate how to care for their gums and erupting teeth. If you experienced any dental health concerns during pregnancy, such as periodontal disease, we encourage you to speak with our dentists about your concerns as well.

Mom and baby’s first visit also serves as a meet and greet for you and our dentists. Depending on your child’s comfort level and needs, Drs. Merrill and Merrill may examine your child’s mouth and perform a gentle dental cleaning. Our team will also help you arrange your child’s next visit.

If you have questions about your baby’s first dentist visit in West Chester, Ohio, or if you are unsure about how to help your child prepare for their first visit, please feel free to contact Merrill Dental at 513-779-7711 and speak with our team or meet with our dentists in advance. We look forward to having you and your child at our office!