First dental visit is around age of 6 months or when the first tooth appears in the mouth.
Parents often ask me when their child should have their first dental visit. My answer may surprose you.
First a little background.
I) Dental care is mandated by state laws and the Affordable Care Act
Children are required to make a dental visit in my state before entering certain grades in school. In addition, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare if you prefer) mandates that all children have dental insurance coverage.
II) Many times the first visit for children is an emergencyThis is because parents may not think of taking their child to the dentist till the child has fallen and injured a tooth, has a toothache, or they see a spot on a tooth. Pediatricians, who will be seeing the child right after birth, have never been taught about early dental care and the need for it.
III) The best time for an infant to visit the dentist is around the age of 6 months.
Get your child to the dentist early in life to develop good diet, hygiene habits, catch problems while they are easily corrected, to prevent fear, and build rapport with you dentist.
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Phillip C. Neal DDS