Early Dental Care at Shadow Creek Pediatric Dentistry
Early dental visits and regular checkups help ensure a healthy mouth and attitude toward dentists. The sooner your child begins receiving preventative dental care, the healthier their teeth and gums will remain throughout their life. These early checkups help prevent tooth decay, while also establishing a healthy, life-long relationship with the dentist.
When to Start Dental Checkups
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend every child visit the dentist as soon as the first tooth erupts or no later than the age of one. This first visit also allows the dentist to teach parents how to properly care for their child’s teeth and how to prevent tooth decay.