How Often Should My Child Visit The Dentist?

Some parents likely wonder how often their child should see a dentist or when a child should visit the dentist for the first time. Learn answers to these and other questions regarding your child‘s need to see a dentist.

Why do children need a dentist when baby teeth fall out anyway?

Some parents likely feel that since a child loses their baby teeth, there is no need for a young child to see a dentist. However, quite the opposite is true.

The American Dental Association Patient Education Center points out, “Decay in primary teeth could mean a higher risk of decay in the permanent teeth.” The ADA also explains that strong baby teeth are equally as important as strong, healthy permanent teeth.

A child should have his or her first dental visit no later than six months after the first tooth comes in or by the child’s first birthday. Some parents likely do not realize that even a young child is at risk of tooth decay.

How often should my child visit the dentist?

Colgate reveals that healthy teeth in childhood enable your child to speak, bite and chew properly and that children need many of the same oral health evaluations and treatments as adults, such as x-rays and sealants. Make sure your children have regular dental visits to help ensure healthy teeth and to help prevent oral health issues.

Some parents still apparently do not recognize the importance of taking their children to the dentist on a regular basis. This is evident with Colgate revealing the following:

  • More than one in four children in the U.S. have at least one cavity by the age of four
  • Many children have cavities by age two
  • The idea of early dental visits still surprises many parents

At the age one first dental visit, discuss your child’s oral health and get answers to any questions you may have to ensure your child’s best chances for good oral health.

If you're looking for a family dentist that provides gentle teeth cleaning for children, contact the Children's Dental Specialists today.

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