Your child’s dental health is crucial as they grow, and it’s important to begin taking care of their dental health early in their life. To help your child eat and speak normally, don’t delay taking them to the dentist when the time is right.
When should children first visit the dentist?
Teething begins as early as three months, but most babies begin to have teeth pushing through around six months of age. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says children should visit the dentist for the first time shortly after the eruption of their first tooth or no later than their first birthday.
How often should children visit the dentist?
Dentist appointments should take place twice a year—or every six months to be more precise. There are specific reasons for this frequency, the main one being that it takes about this length of time for cavities to develop. It also allows your child’s dentist to remove plaque and tartar. Tartar can lead to gum disease or other oral health problems, and it can only be removed by a dentist, so regular appointments are important.
When is the best time of day to schedule a child’s dentist appointment?
We recommend scheduling your child’s appointment in the morning. At this time of day, children tend to be alert and in a better mood, so a morning appointment can help prevent tantrums.
Take care of your child’s dental health by scheduling an appointment with our office today.