What age should I first bring my child to the dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child visit the dentist for the first time by their first birthday. By the age of one, your child will likely have multiple teeth. As soon as a tooth erupts from the gums, it can be susceptible to decay and gum disease.
Bringing your child into our Burleson, TX dental office by their first birthday allows us to accomplish a number of important steps toward a healthy smile:
Familiarity – Helping your child become familiar with our dental office at an early age will help to eliminate unnecessary anxiety and fear surrounding their appointments.
Early diagnosis – The earlier we perform a full exam on your child’s existing teeth, the earlier we can diagnose conditions such as decay, gum disease, and growth issues, making immediate treatment possible. This can protect your child from potential dental problems in the future.
Patient and parent education – We know that parents are the first line of defense against decay, the most common preventable childhood health condition. That is why we work closely with you on home care education and what to expect in the coming years.
If your child is over one year of age, don’t worry! We will help your little one get and stay on track for a healthy, happy smile. Give us a call today and one of our helpful and friendly team members can help get you started.