As a parent, you may wonder when to bring your child to the dentist. Keep in mind, good dental habits start young. According to The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should visit the dentist for the first time by the age of one or shortly after their first tooth erupts. After you bring your child in for their initial appointment, checkups are recommended every six months.
Our dentists at Cadena Dentistry have experience working with patients of all ages including children. Seeing the dentist from a young age is important for a number of reasons including those listed below.
- Identify Problems Early: Even young children can develop cavities, which need to be treated.
- Acclimation: Bringing your child to the dentist when they are young helps gets them used to the routine of a dental visit. This helps decrease fear and anxiety as your child gets older.
- Preventive Services: Dental sealants are an example of preventative services, which can be used to prevent cavities in children.
- Develop Good Habits: Along with helping children get acclimated, starting dental visits young helps children develop good dental habits, which can last a lifetime.
Our team here at Cadena Dentistry offers a variety of dental services for the entire family including restorative, endodontics and orthodontics. For more information on any of our services or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at 830-775-3322.