Your First Visit

Your Child’s First Visit

Why schedule a child’s dental visit so early?

According to the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child’s first dental visit should occur within six months after the baby's first tooth appears, but no later than the child's first birthday. They actually recommend parents set up a friendly meeting with the dentist prior to any emergency.

During the visit, Dr. Gagliardi could show the parent proper oral hygiene by demonstrating how to clean their child’s teeth, discuss good dietary practices, the importance of fluoride, and even recommend oral products to ensure good and healthy teeth. Dr. Gagliardi can answer any questions about your baby’s teeth.

Making an appointment under normal circumstances helps to create a sound and trusting relationship between child and dentist.

Dr. Gagliardi will get to know your child and your family’s needs in order to provide the best oral care. If the child is a toddler, Dr. Gagliardi will gently examine their teeth and gums, looking for decay and other problems. If necessary, the child's teeth may be cleaned. Your toddler can also be checked for problems related to habits such as prolonged thumb or finger sucking.

If you have not yet scheduled an appointment, you may do so by clicking here or by calling our office at (215) 278-8053.

Remember, your attitude matters! Babies and toddlers are very perceptive to the attitudes of those around them and often mirror their parent’s behavior. Spend time discussing a dental visit in a positive manner. Parents should set up an appointment to acquaint their child with the sights and sounds of a dental office prior to any scheduled visit in order to dispel any fears the child might have.

Call us today to schedule your child’s first dental visit today!

Our Happy Patients and Families

"We are so happy with Dr. G! Everyone is always so friendly and warm! Both my kids love going to the dentist! He took such great care of my 2 year old this week during our unexpected visit! Everyone was so kind to my son.... and also helped to calm my nerves too. Thank you to Dr. G. and the staff!"


"Dr. G took great care of my 15 month old today! Everyone in the office was very kind. They made a positive experience out of something that can be very unpleasant for a toddler. Highly recommend!"


"I rarely take the time to write reviews, but this office is fabulous. My two children have been going here since they were toddlers and Dr. Gagliardi has always taken great care of them - including honest and pragmatic feedback to my sometimes worrisome questions. Extra bonus is that the staff are great too. Five stars."

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