WHAT YOUR KID CAN EXPECT ON A FIRST VISIT TO A PEDIATRIC DENTIST

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry agrees that your child should be seeing a dentist on his first birthday. Why so early, you ask? According to national studies, preschool-aged kids have been exhibiting signs of cavities; more than one in four kids in the US has had at least one cavity by the age of 4, and many get them as early as the age of 2.

With your child visiting the dentist at such an early age, you not only prevent childhood cavities but also introduce him to practicing good dental health. And as parents, you also get the right information on how to best manage your kid’s diet and hygiene.

Your kid’s first visit to a pediatric dentist will be short. It is meant to help your child get to know the dentist, so there might not be much treatment. The first visit will mostly be an examination of your kid’s teeth. The kid’s dentist will check his teeth for decay, and look for potential problems with the gum and the jaw. The dentist will also check your kid’s bite, which tells the dentist how your kid’s teeth come together.

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