The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children first visit the pediatric dentist by their first birthday. While this may seem early, the truth is that tooth decay and other oral health problems can develop as soon as a child’s first tooth erupts. It is never too early to help your child develop healthy habits relating to his or her oral hygiene.
Many kids often develop the false belief that going to the pediatric dentist’s office is something to be afraid of. In order to help combat these feelings and make your child feel more positive and comfortable about going to the dentist, we’d like to give you a few helpful tips:
A typical first visit to the dentist will include the following: