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When should your child visit the dentist for the first time?
All things considered, the earlier the better. Studies have shown that visiting the dentist at an early age (around 1-2 years old), followed by regular dental visits, is positively correlated with lifelong oral health.
Teeth and gum health are important for young children. How important? nearly half of children (more than 40%) have some sort of tooth decay by the time they reach kindergarten.
Given the impact of early childhood dental visits on oral (and overall) health, many parents want to know when they should have their child visit the dentist. Of all the questions we receive at Fattan Polyclinic, it is one of the most frequent for sure.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
Two primary factors determine the timing of your child’s first trip to the dentist:
- When their first tooth erupts
We recommend every child should see their dentist by age one, or six months after primary teeth first appear.
Because most primary teeth start to erupt around six months, the age one guideline usually holds firm. However, some children do not get their primary teeth until later. For example, if your child has their primary teeth erupt at nine months, they should see the dentist between age one and 15 months.
Let us say your child gets their primary teeth at five months. In this case, you should see the dentist between 11 months and one year old.
Depending on when your child’s first dental visit occurs, they may experience anxiety or nervousness. Before age one, they are most likely too young to be nervous. If their initial trip to the dentist does not happen until 16 months or so, you can ask your dentist about any questions or concerns you or your child have.
Visit Fattan Polyclinic
If your child is ready for their first dental visit, Fattan Polyclinic is the perfect place to get started! We look forward to seeing you soon!
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