When Should my Child Start Seeing a Pediatric Dentist?

As a new parent, one of your main concerns is the health and wellness of your child. If you’re wondering when your child should start seeing the dentist, it might be sooner than you think.

“Parents are often unsure about when to take a child to a dentist. Should you wait until all of his teeth have come in, or perhaps until there is a real problem? The experts say no. 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 in the mouth, no later than age one to two.

According to Dr. Anna Guarna, a Connecticut dentist with over twenty years of experience, this first visit isn’t for doing any real work. It’s really about introducing your child to the dentist’s office, allowing him to explore various instruments and even take a ride in the chair. Only after your child is comfortable is it time for the dentist to take a quick peek at his mouth.

Read more of this article from Colgate here.

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