Did you know?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts.
Even your pediatrician gives you the heads up around the age of 2-3 that if you haven’t taken your child to the dentist that you should then.
Why the big age gap? The benefits for taking your child to the dentist within 6 months after the first tooth erupts is it helps to see if children are chewing properly, helping save space for permanent teeth, speech development, techniques on caring for those gums and new teeth. Along with promoting a healthy smile that helps children feel good about the way they look. Another advantage of starting your little one at the dentist is that they are too young to be nervous! Around the ages of 2-3 your toddler usually have all their teeth and can handle many different foods so this increases their chances of plaque buildup and cavities!