Gold River Pediatric Dentistry

Baby's First Dentist Visit

How soon should I take my child to the dentist?

At Gold River Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to create a pleasant dental experience for your family. Dr. Scott strongly believes that starting your Children early with dental exams, will benefit them on a lifetime of good Oral health habits.

A common question new parents ask is, “How soon should I take my child to the dentist?”

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends, Children should go in for their first oral health checkup within 6 months of the first tooth erupting or by their 1st birthday.

Though it may seem early, this visit is essential to ensure your child doesn’t have any signs of gum issues or tooth decay and that their teeth are erupting and developing properly. Baby teeth can begin emerging as early as six months, so make sure their dental appointment isn’t far behind!

Support From Dr. Scott

At this visit, Dr. Scott will answer any questions and can provide information on:

  • Oral health habits at home
  • Infant nutrition
  • Teething
  • Pacifier habits
  • Finger-sucking habits
  • Baby bottle tooth decay
    Fluoride application, jaw growth and more
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Frequency of Visits

We encourage you to find a dental home and start establishing regular dental visits for your child.

The earlier the better. Prevention is key to help prevent oral health issues in the future.

Just like adults, Children should see a dentist Every six months. These visits will positively impact your child for a lifetime of good oral hygiene.

Schedule Your Child's First Appointment

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Or give us a call 916-638-8778 for more information.

The journey to better oral health for your child begins here.

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We are proud members of the Gold River community! We prioritize preventative care and work hard to establish lasting relationships with our young patients and their parents.

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Saturday & Sunday

Why Choose Us?

Our objective is to optimize the oral health of our patients by not only performing routine professional cleanings, and dental check ups, but also educating parents on how to establish proper oral habits from childhood.

Our Comittment

Our highly trained, experienced, and caring team offer the highest standards of professional and individual dental care.

Meet The Smile Rangers

We are parents, pediatric dental professionals, and members of the Gold River community. Offering pediatric dentistry from ages 1 to 18, including special needs dentistry and IV sedation.

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