When Should my Child Start Going to a Pediatric Dentist?

Dental health is undoubtedly important; problems with your mouth can affect the rest of your body(1). So, when should your child begin visiting the dentist?

When Should you go see a Pediatric Dentist?

The view of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is “First visit by first birthday.” While this may seem early to many parents there have been national studies that have shown pre-school aged children are getting more cavities, which means delaying your child’s dental visit is not advised.

Just because you can’t see their teeth doesn’t mean they don’t have them. They actually start to develop before birth. Also, bringing your child to the dental office early will lead to a lifetime of great dental care habits and in return lessen their dental anxiety for future office visits.

At Smile Center Dental, we see children as early as six months to help prevent early childhood cavities as their first tooth may have already appeared. Your child’s health is important to us. Our staff and children’s dentists make every effort to make your child feel at ease and to educate him or her on proper oral hygiene.

If you are interested in scheduling your next appointment, please contact us at (512)452-8200 or schedule your appointment online.

(1) For more information about how Oral Heath is connected to your overall heath, read this article from the Mayo Clinic.


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