Knowing when to take your child to the dentist is important so they establish a great oral hygiene routine at an early age. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1, or when the parent notices the first tooth erupts. Primary teeth typically begin to erupt around 6 months of age.
Typically, dentists recommend children visit their office every six months to prevent cavities or other issues that may arise. We will discuss what the best visit schedule will be for your child during your first appointment.
If you do notice any issues with your child’s teeth erupting please bring them in as soon as possible, and we can take a look and advise if we see any issues or have any concerns.
Teaching your child the benefits of taking care of their teeth at an early age helps set the stage for lifelong oral health. We also work with parents to help them learn how to care for their child’s teeth as they grow. Taking your child to the dentist early on helps to calm any dental visit jitters for future visits when they are a bit older and tend to be more nervous.
At Alan J. Schwartz, DDS, PC, we serve families of all ages, and strive to provide exceptional service for everyone in your family. Building a relationship with our patients is important, and our team does everything to make our patients comfortable and relaxed during any appointment.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for your child contact Alan J. Schwartz, DDS, PC today.