With more than 34 years of experience, we know maintaining your oral health for life begins with good dental habits as a child. As with all diseases, prevention and early detection and treatment of disease is crucial for maintaining a healthy smile for life. Let’s develop good oral hygiene habits in our children and incorporate preventive strategies to minimize the risk of tooth decay
. Treating significant dental decay is the number one reason why children undergo general anesthesia. New parents often ask us what is the ideal age to bring their child into the office for their first dental visit. The ideal age is around their first birthday or 6 months after their first tooth has erupted into their mouth. I know that may seem very young to you but let us explain the rationale for this recommendation.
With good oral care, all children can grow up cavity-free. The habits you help them develop now will last them their whole time. Seeing your child at the age of 1 serves a few different purposes: