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When should my child first see a dentist?

When should my child first see a dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that children see a dentist and establish a “dental home” by 12 months of life.

One year seems early, as many children do not have teeth yet. We take our children for their first dental visit at 2 years of age. In fact, our pediatric dentist recommends a first visit at 2 years old.

I do agree with the AAP about establishing a “dental home” after your child gets their first tooth. One of my sons first pediatric dental visit happened after a driveway fall resulted in two chipped teeth.

Selecting a dentist early will serve you well in the event of a dental emergency, but a routine visit can wait until 2 years old.

Written April 2011
Dr. Gordon, Orlando Pediatrician

 

 

 

 

 

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