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When should my infant or child start going to the dentist?

According to the AAPD – The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – a child should go to the dentist within six months after the first tooth erupts, but no later than his/her first birthday. Primary teeth typically begin growing in around 6 months of age. You can learn more at AAPD.

The AAPD is a great resource and you can read about other commonly asked questions like:

  • Are baby teeth really that important to my child?
  • Are thumbsucking and pacifier habits harmful for a child’s teeth?
  • How can I prevent decay caused by nursing?
  • How can parents help prevent tooth decay?
  • How do dental sealants work?
  • How do I find a pediatric dentist in my hometown?
  • How do I know if my child is getting enough fluoride?
  • How do I make my child’s diet safe for his teeth?
  • How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?
  • How safe are dental X-rays?
  • Toothpaste: when should we begin using it and how much should we use?
  • What can I do to protect my child’s teeth during sporting events?
  • What is the best toothbrush for kids 9-13?
  • What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?
  • What should I do if my child falls and knocks out a permanent tooth?
  • What should I do if my child has a toothache?
  • What should I use to clean my baby’s teeth?
  • When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?

We work HARD to offer state of the art dentistry for your child in a FUN & SAFE environment – please watch the video below.

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