When Are Children Due for a First Checkup?

November 4, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — quietdoc @ 1:31 pm

There is no minimum age for a child’s first dental visit.  Cavities can develop as soon a tooth erupts.  Most dentists are happy to evaluate a child at any age. In the past the rule of thumb was to start dental visits at age 3, but not anymore.  It is possible, with the help of a parent or guardian, to examine a child at any age.  A problem detected early is much easier to treat.

It is very important for parents to monitor a child’s oral health.  Parents can do this by beginning to brush a child’s teeth as soon as they erupt.  Children learn an important habit by this parental example and parents have an opportunity to monitor for oral problems.  It is time for a dental visit if something does not look right.

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