Children should visit the dentist by age 1. Why so soon?
Visiting the dentist by age 1 helps parents learn to care for their child’s emerging teeth. This will help avoid painful cavities and more expensive care later.
The child and parent get to know the dentist. This helps the child become comfortable at the dentist’s office. It’s the dental version of a medical well-baby check.
And you’ll know who to call if your child has an emergency.
Cavities are nearly 100% preventable but can develop any time after the first tooth. And care of baby teeth matters for your child’s oral health.
Good oral health habits should start early to last a lifetime.
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