At What Age Should I Start Taking My Child to the Dentist?
Posted on 2/8/2021 by Amy
The American Dental Association recommends that your child see be seen by a dentist right after receiving their first tooth. This first dental visit is vital for many reasons including to ensure their dental health is flawless. Not only does this visit allow our trained professionals to check on the development of your child's teeth, but it also serves to introduce your child to dental care in a positive way. By starting your child's dental care early on, going to the dentist can become a fun and normal part of their routine throughout their lifetime.
How Often Should My Child See the Dentist?
Once your child has their first appointment, they should come back every six months. This has been determined to be the best interval for routine dental care and allows our team to catch any potential problems early on and get your child back on track to having a healthy smile. If your child is already older than one and has not been to the dentist, there is no need to worry. However, it is time to bring them in to see us.
What Happens During a Child's First Visit?
A child's first dental visit is kept as brief as possible as to not overly stress your child. Most of the time, our team may even suggest that you hold your child in your lap, facing you, during the visit. Our team will then inspect their oral cavity and gently brush any teeth that your child may have. This first visit is a great time for you to ask any questions you may have, such as what toothpaste and toothbrush are best for your child.
Being a first-time parent can be challenging, but our dental team can take one major concern off of your plate by offering first-rate dental care. Contact our office for more information today.
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