Parents often ask, "When should my child first see a dentist?"
We recommend taking your child for a first dental visit before his or her first birthday. More specifically, base the date six months after the first tooth eruption. The American Academy of Pediatrics stated that 1 in 4 children in the United States would get a cavity by age two, which is was prompted the creation of the 1-year dental visit guideline. The visit to the dentist is to address the child´s risk of developing cavities and also to educate the parents on caring for their child´s baby teeth, as many first time parents may not know what to do.
After this first visit, the dentist will suggest a schedule of follow-up visits, usually in 6 months' time. However, this schedule may vary based on what is observed during this first visit and according to your child´s needs. As your child begins to grow, our dentist and dental staff in Glendale can help you learn how to prevent common oral problems.