Dr. Mark L. Pitel and our dental team are thrilled to provide dental care to children of all ages. Our dentist recommends that you bring your child in for their first appointment by the age of one, or within six months of their first tooth coming in.

Your child’s first visit will be short and will involve little treatment. The purpose of this appointment is to give your child the chance to meet our dentist in a friendly, comfortable way. We want your child to feel comfortable and relaxed when they visit our office. Our dentist may ask you to sit in the dental chair, holding your child during their exam. This will make your child feel more comfortable. We may also ask you to wait in the reception room for part of the appointment so your child can develop trust for our dentist. Our dentist will examine your child’s existing teeth for decay, check their bite, and look for any problems or potential problems with the gums, jaw, and tissues. Our hygienist may clean your child’s teeth. Then, our dentist and hygienist will teach you about proper dental care for children and answer any questions that you may have.

Please contact our dental office today to learn more about pediatric dentistry in Poughkeepsie, New York, and to schedule your child’s next visit.