Office News - Pediatric Dentistry
Dental Hygiene Month 3.2
Many people question when they should bring their child in for their first dental visit. Today, Sonya helps answer that question.
"Parents are often unsure about when to take their child to the dentist for the first time. Should you wait till all their teeth are in or until there is a problem? The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that a child's first visit should be when the first tooth erupts or by the age of two. The first visit introduces the child to the dental office and allows them to become accustomed to the various instruments. Some fun terminology that the office likes to...
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When Should I Take My Child In For His/Her First Dental Exam?
According to the American Dental Associations, Children should seek dental 6 months after their first tooth erupts but no later than their first birthday. Visiting the dentist will help protect your child from cavities. It will also help lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth.
It can take as little as 6 months for a tooth to get a cavity which can be a major problem for children because those baby teeth need to last for years. 27 percent of all children under the age of six are suffering from cavities. Good oral hygiene, including visits to a dentist, can make a major difference in the lives of your...
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