Many parents wonder when they should find a good dentist for
their child. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) recommends that
parents seek out a dentist for their child by age one, or when they notice the
first signs of a tooth erupting. Typically, primary teeth start to erupt around
six months of age.
Parents may have concerns that their child is too young to
see a dentist, or that they don’t have enough teeth. Visiting your dentist
helps to make sure baby teeth are coming in properly. Keeping a child’s primary
teeth is important until they are lost naturally.
Benefits of primary
teeth in children:
- Primary teeth save space for adult teeth in the
- Primary teeth help children with their speech
development as they grow.
- Help children to chew their food properly.
- Promote a healthy smile, and give children
confidence about their appearance.
It is important to start your child out right with proper
dental care. Establishing a good oral hygiene routine while they are young sets
the stage for dental care in the future. Creating a great relationship with
your child’s dentist will help the child understand how important it is to take
care of their teeth, and attend regular visits.
As part of the routine visit, our dentist will check for any
issues and monitor the development of their teeth as they grow older. Preventative
care is important to help keep your child’s teeth looking and feeling their
At Alan J. Schwartz, DDS, PC, we strive to provide
exceptional care for patients of all ages using state of the art technology,
and are a family friendly practice.
If you are interested in scheduling your child’s first
dental appointment, contact Alan J. Schwartz, DDS, PC, today.