Your child’s oral health journey begins soon after birth. Dr. Hardy and Dr. Bushell encourage you to bring you child to their first dental appointment around their first birthday. Our friendly dentists and team are eager to assist you and your family, and we invite you to contact Copper Cove Pediatric Dentistry if you have any questions about your child’s dental care.

An important reason to bring your child to the dentist at a young age is to begin familiarizing them with the environment and reduce dental anxiety. Fear of the dentist can prevent your child from seeking necessary dental care later in life. Our pediatric dentists utilize the utmost care and sensitivity to help your child feel comfortable in our office.

At your child’s first visit, our dental team will perform a gentle and thorough oral exam to assess the growth and development of your child’s mouth. Our pediatric dentists will perform a teeth cleaning and address any developing issues (such as baby bottle tooth decay, thumb sucking, or teething tenderness). We encourage you, the parent, to accompany your child into the exam room to provide reassurance and to learn how you can take an active role in your child’s at-home care.

Early dental visits provide your child with important preventive care and help them establish positive dental habits for lifelong health. For more information about your child’s first visit to the dentist in South Jordan, Utah, please feel free to call or visit our office today.