First-time parents ask a lot of questions and do a lot of research. Plain and simple.
Generally, they don’t want to miss a beat. They want to do everything right the first time. And, if you’ve been there, you’ve probably asked friends, family or even the internet when your child should see the dentist for the first time.
Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to this question.
That’s because kids develop at different rates, and each and every child will get their very first tooth at a different time.
So, when should your child start seeing the dentist?
A general rule of thumb is they should see the dentist around six months after they get their first tooth. Or, right around their first birthday (if they haven’t gone already). And, regular dental visits should begin right around the age of four.
The Simple Truth About Kid’s Teeth
Many people assume it isn’t important to take care of “baby teeth” and regular habits don’t need to be developed until the “adult teeth” have grown in.
What these people don’t know is that by taking your child as soon as their teeth start coming in, you can reduce the number of dental problems that can occur in the future.
This is partly because bringing your child to the dentist early on will lead to a lifetime of good oral health care habits, but also because dentists are able to identify any potential problems like tooth decay and abnormal development occurring within your child’s mouth.
Additionally, your dentist will be able to provide you with information about oral health care routines and guidelines your child should be following. For example, how many time to brush and floss each day. Or, how much toothpaste should you use for younger children with very few tooth eruptions.
Want to Get Started?
If you’d like to schedule an appointment for your child to see Dr. Nezhad, your local dentist in Springfield, Ohio, contact us today.
We can walk you through the steps to get started with your child’s at-home cleanings and schedule an appointment to get started on their lifetime road to success!