When should a child start seeing the dentist? This Queens biz has the answer

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and the perfect opportunity to take your child for his/her first dental visit. It’s important to be proactive and not wait until a problem arrives. Early detection and establishing a strong foundation to oral hygiene is crucial to ensuring a lifetime of dental health for your children. Plus, early visits to the dentist acclimates children to the experience, reducing anxiety and fear as they get older.

So when should parents begin taking their l’il ’uns to have their teeth checked? A child’s initial visit should occur before his/her first birthday and certainly within 6 months of the appearance of their first tooth. After all, tooth decay can happen at any time as long as there are teeth present. New parents especially should take heed, as this inaugural dental experience is the time for them to learn how to properly care for their young charge’s teeth and teach them how to do so at home.

Founded in 2000, Steinway Family Dental Center is a privately-owned, neighborhood practice, located on Steinway Street in the heart of Astoria, Queens. As such, they are able to offer the personal service most “big companies” fail to provide, as well as these signature features:

  • Created specifically with the diverse cultural mix of the World’s Borough in mind, Steinway boasts employees from a variety of backgrounds, who speak an impressive amount of languages, such as Spanish, Russian, Persian, Ukrainian and Hebrew.
  • Steinway offers multiple dentists and specialists under one roof, so patients don’t have to visit many offices for different procedures
  • Steinway provides same-day emergency appointments and is open 7 days a week

For additional information or to schedule an appointment with a dentist, please contact Steinway Family Dental Center today at 718-728-3314