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How Early Should Kids Visit Their Dentist?

How Early Should Kids Visit Their Dentist?

 

Most experts would agree that it is never too early to visit the kids’ dentist. That said most parents today should plan on visiting a dental care provider no later than the child’s age of one. Conversely, others recommend having an infant dental visit even in the first few months of life. Either way always plan to have your young child visit with kids’ dentist following the eruption of their first baby teeth. This usually happens within the first six months following birth. There are many good reasons to involve a dental care provider with your young infant’s life as soon as possible.

 

Promoting A Healthy Smile

 

This includes everything from setting up a good nutrition program to checking on proper speech development and how teeth are spaced as they erupt. Ultimately, promoting a healthy smile and ensuring full dental functionality as children develop will pay for itself many times over later on in life. One big concern when it comes to taking children for a dental visit is anxiety and stress. Some children are simply afraid of the idea of visiting a dental care provider. The good news is that today many modern dental care specialist focus on making the experience friendly, welcoming and inviting for children.

 

Bring Your Children Back In For Regular Routine Visits

 

Bring Your Children Back In For Regular Routine Visits

 

Best of all, setting up an early dental visit with a child helps to acclimate them to the new dental office environment - one they are not used to. This ensures that the experience is nonthreatening and gets them used to talking about dental care. Involving children in proper dental health and oral hygiene can go a long way in ensuring healthy teeth well into adulthood. As a final note, following the first dental visit it is important to make sure that you bring your children back in for regular routine visits at least every six months until they get older. Talk with your trusted dentists in Pinole, Azadeh Hosseini, DDS and Ghazal Hosseini, DDS at Top Pinole Dental today for more information on first dental visits for young children.

 

References:
[1] A Dentist For Kids: Pediatric Dentist Vs General Dentist
[2] What Is Sedation Dentistry?
[3] Nitrous Oxide And Other Sedation Methods