The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend that children see a dentist when the 1st tooth erupts, and no later than 12 months of age.
These early visits are very focused on preventing cavities before they ever start. A pleasant, comfortable 1st visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits.
Regular dental visits are important for children. Here are a few reasons why: Prevention: children’s dietary habits change as they grow, become independent and develop preferences. Diet is a key player in cavity prevention and can also be the cause of many cavities.
At each visit we will discuss your child’s diet and try to give helpful suggestions to assist in preventing cavities.
Cleanings are also excellent opportunities for earning trust and developing positive dental experiences. Early Diagnosis: Sometimes a child can look like they have perfect teeth and have cavities only visible by x-rays. Children also may or may not verbalize their pain depending on their age and personality. They may be having tooth pain or decay that goes unnoticed without proper examination.