“When should my child start seeing our family dentist?”

“When should my child start seeing our family dentist?”

Your child’s first visit to the dentist can be both an exciting and nerve-racking experience, and a big concern is finding the right time to start this process. Some dentists recommend coming in for an appointment at the first tooth sighting, but it’s more widely suggested that children should make their first visit well before that milestone. It’s never too early to monitor your child’s gum health, especially because unhealthy gums can lead to decay in their brand new teeth.

Remember, your child doesn’t need all their teeth in order to start teaching them healthy hygiene habits! Cutting back on sugary foods and brushing and flossing at least twice a day are important first steps to a lifetime of white, healthy smiles.

Wondering where to send your child for their first dental visit? Dr. Carter and her team specialize in family dentistry, and treating children is on their list of favorites. Next time you make an appointment for yourself, make an appointment for your little one, too!

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