At Northern Horizon Dental, one of the main family dentistry questions we get from parents is about when to bring their child to the dentist for the first time. In most situations, we recommend bringing your child into our office to see us for a dental checkup within six months after their first tooth erupts through the gums. However, you should at least make sure that your child comes into our family dentistry office at least once before they turn one.
The Purpose of Infant Dental Exams
There are three main things that we are able to do when you bring your baby into our office for their first appointment. First, your child can learn early on that their family dentistry provider is there to help them keep their mouth and gums healthy. Second, if there are problems with your baby’s teeth, we can detect them and fix them as soon as possible. Finally, when you bring your baby into our office, we can help you determine if your child’s current dental hygiene routine is effective.
Fillings are Important at a Young Age
After you start bringing your child to see us regularly as they start to develop all of their baby teeth, you may wonder if there’s a point to having a tooth filled if we ever find a cavity in your child’s mouth. Even though these teeth eventually fall out, having infected baby teeth filled can preserve your child’s self-esteem and overall dental health. If you want to know more, contact us at Northern Horizon Dental today.