Dental Care Tips

How Early Should I Take My Child to the Dentist

As a parent, the health of your children is your top priority. But it can be challenging to keep track of all the firsts when it comes to healthcare. Many parents wonder when they should take their child to the dentist for the first time.

The general rule of thumb is to take your child into the dentist by the time they reach their first birthday. Another milestone is when your children’s teeth first start coming in.

The first visit to the dentist is largely to educate the parents about how to best care for the teeth of their growing child. This visit also serves the purpose of getting the child used to going to the dentist on a regular basis.

By the time your child is two years old, dental visits should occur roughly every six months. When you form a relationship with your children’s dentist from an early age, they will be able to make suggestions about dental hygiene and diet that can prevent tooth decay from occurring later down the line.

Many parents are nervous to bring their child in for their first dentist appointment. Parents are encouraged to call the office of their children’s dentist prior to the appointment to get advice on how to calm both their nerves and the nerves of their child.

Keep in mind that your children’s dentist has seen hundreds of children over the years. While the first visit may seem daunting to you, you can rest assured that you children’s dentist has the best interests for your child’s emotional well-being as well as dental health in mind.

When it is time to bring your child into the dentist for the first time, contact the experienced children’s dentist team at Aesthetic Dental & Specialty Center. Call us today at (661) 290-2825.