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What Age Should a Child go to the Dentist?

We all know how important it is to visit the dentist regularly to keep up with cleanings and exams. Unfortunately, children are often the most susceptible to tooth decay because of poor oral hygiene and eating habits. While this is a fact, many parents forgo or forget to bring their children into the office. They may assume that because their child isn’t complaining about their teeth, there isn’t a problem that needs to be handled.

The Importance of Pediatric Care

Routine pediatric dental care is critical when it comes to the care and health of your child’s smile. Regular cleanings and exams can help to prevent tooth decay from occurring and spot it early on when treatment is less invasive. Regardless of how old your child currently is, it’s never too late to get them in for an appointment. Likewise, by bringing your child into the office more often, they will show less fear and anxiety over the dentist and will need less work done because of the health of their teeth.

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At What Age Should a Child Start Seeing a Dentist?

Ideally, infants should be coming in for their first appointment as soon as their first teeth begin to come in. This allows us to monitor growth and development as well as to check for signs of decay. However, it’s not uncommon for most parents to wait until their child’s second birthday to bring them in for the first time. The sooner that you bring your child in for a checkup, the better off their smile will be. Our goal is to not only provide them with preventative care, but to help in ensuring that their teeth are developing properly.

Routine Preventative Care

Routine preventative care includes exams, cleanings and other procedures that can protect your child’s teeth. These appointments should be done every six months to keep up with the health of your child’s smile and to spot problems early on before they are allowed to get worse. Some pediatric procedures can further help to protect their smile, such as sealants and fluoride treatments. We can even help in determining if your child or teen needs orthodontic treatment in order to correct the alignment of their teeth.

If you would like to make an appointment for your child to visit our office, call us today and we will be happy to further assist you.

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