Pediatric Dentistry: When Should Your Child First See the Dentist?

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To protect your child’s developing smile, it is important to begin seeing the dentist early. In fact, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry both have recommended that a child’s first dental visit should be within six months after their first tooth erupts.

At Roger Druckman, DDS PC, we believe it is never too early to learn how to properly care for your child’s developing smile. We are increasingly concerned at the rate of cavities in preschool-aged children. Did you know that children are developing cavities as early as age two?

To keep this from occurring with your child, we are pleased to help you support your child’s oral health through prevention with strong oral hygiene and healthy dietary care to support developing teeth. What can you look forward to at your child’s first dental visit with our team? Let’s take a look!

— How best to care for your little infant’s oral health.

— How to deal with your child’s oral habits, such as finger sucking.

— Help you incorporate a tooth-friendly diet to support their growing needs.

— Help you find ways to avoid oral accidents.

— Advise when fluoride should be used to strengthen your child’s chompers.

— Outline your child’s oral development so that you know what to look for.

Our goal is to help your child set a strong oral foundation for a healthy smile.  Their first dental visit will help you establish a supportive environment for their growth. Dr. Roger Druckman is happy to discuss any concerns you may have as well as planning follow-up visits to ensure that your child’s smile is developing properly.

Do you have questions about your baby’s oral health? Please feel free to reach out to our experienced dental team at 303-691-2860. We look forward to supporting your child have the healthiest smile possible!