Many parents wonder when they should bring their child in to see us for the first time, at the Pediatric Dental Center.
What does the ADA say?
The American Dental Association recommends that kids first visit the dentist around their first birthday, a little earlier than some parents may anticipate.
Early visits help ensure that children are getting every advantage when in comes to oral health.
When do I start brushing my child’s teeth?
When that first tooth comes in, it is time to brush. Parents should use non-fluoride toothpaste until the child is two years old. Then, use only a tiny dab. Young children may swallow toothpaste while brushing. If a child ingests too much fluoride, teeth can become stained.
Prevent dental anxiety
It’s also vital that kids are comfortable in the dentist office. If they go for regular checkups and cleanings, children will be less likely to develop a fear of the dentist. If they don’t visit a dentist until they have a problem, they are more likely to associate the dentist with pain and fear. Dental exams and cleanings should be routine for every child.
At Pediatric Dental Center our goal is to make sure our young patients never get a cavity. We offer preventative dentistry and specialize in early dental care, and have offices in Burlington, Cold Spring and Crestview Hills KY. Call us to schedule your child’s first checkup today!
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