Jerger Pediatric Dentistry
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When should I bring my child for their first visit?

Children's Dentistry | decatur il dentistWe would love to see your child in our Decatur office as soon as their first tooth has erupted, which generally occurs around ages 6 to 12 months. If your child hasn’t erupted a tooth by their first birthday, please bring them in for an evaluation.

Your Child's First Visit With Us

This first visit gives us the opportunity to make sure that their teeth and gums are healthy and ready for their other teeth to come in. The first visit is generally short, relaxed, and meant to give you and your child a chance to get to know our office and staff. The visit is always filled with plenty of fun with the goal of getting your child comfortable with their surroundings.

We make sure never to rush so that your child doesn’t feel stressed or anxious. Children are not born with a natural fear of the dentist, and Dr. Bret and our entire team believe that it is important to show children that a trip to the dentist can be both educational and fun. The earlier we are able to see your child, the better chance we have of teaching them proper dental hygiene skills that they can take with them to adulthood. 

Please contact us if you have any more questions!

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