Parents are often unsure about when to take their child to a dentist for the first time. Should you wait until all of the teeth have come in, or until there is a real problem? The experts say no. The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first visit should be around the age of one or when the first tooth erupts in the mouth.
Plaque buildup inflames your gums and does more than just threaten your dental health.
A growing body of research has linked plaque buildup to a number of other health problems that may jeopardize your life!
One of those necessary life skills every child needs to learn is brushing his or her teeth. With that being said, helping your child get in the habit of brushing, twice a day for two minutes, is no small feat! But don’t be intimidated. We’re here to help!