Dr. Zachary Law, DDS
1337 Hardy Road | Vinton, VA 24179
Creating Healthy Smiles
& Happy Families

When should I schedule my child’s first visit with Dr. Law?

We recommend scheduling your child’s first visit to our Vinton dental office as soon as their baby teeth start to erupt, on or before their first birthday. If this seems too soon to you, you should know that the reason is that we need to start their oral health care as soon as possible to avoid problems in the future.

Your children’s baby teeth may not seem very important since they will lose them eventually anyway. But it’s their first teeth act as placeholders for the child’s permanent teeth. It is essential to your child’s oral health that baby teeth are strong and healthy.

If your child does develop a cavity in a baby tooth, Dr. Law needs to fill it as soon as possible to prevent further decay and possible tooth loss. Losing a baby tooth prematurely can put your child’s future oral health at risk because the proper development of their permanent teeth depends on healthy baby teeth.

Dr. Law knows that your child needs specialized care, and will do everything necessary to put you and your child at ease. It’s important that your child learn to view dental visits as a positive event. We want your child to learn to enjoy dental visits so that they feel good about seeing the dentist and taking care of their teeth.

Please contact our Vinton dental office, and a member of our caring professional team will be happy to make an appointment for your child’s very important first visit!