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The Importance Of Early Dental Work


The importance of taking children to the dentist can’t be overestimated. By the time they are a year old, children should be established with a dentist, and some parents begin taking their children to the dentist the minute the first tooth breaks through (usually around 6 months of age). These are according to the recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, an organization that helps to guide professionals AND parents to the right dental care for their children.

Matti's 1st Dental VisitZoie’s little brother on his first dental visit.

Children can be especially opposed to a dentist Brooklyn NY office in the early stages. This is one of the top reasons to get them involved with a dentist EARLY, before they can develop aversions later in life. The sooner a child sees a dentist, the sooner they begin to develop healthy, positive experience in the dentist’s office. In fact, seeing a dentist early in life is as important as establishing care with a pediatrician. Dental health can impact many other areas of health and it can cause a great deal of pain later in life if a parent fails to get appropriate care for their children.

Cavities are often the first things a dentist will help to both prevent and treat when they arise throughout life. Many parents begin as early as one but most dentists agree that it’s okay to wait until 2 to 3 years of age before you first take your child to a dentist. It’s really up to the parent as to what’s right for their child. Early dental appointments will form the foundation of a lifetime of quality dental care.

The best dentist’s offices will be equipped to deal with the special needs of children. For example, they might have a play area set up to reduce anxiety in the children that see the dentist for the first time or during their first appointments. This helps children to look forward to going to the dentist’s office and develop a healthy attitude toward their care. The dentists who do this not only exhibit a remarkable understanding of children’s needs in their office but they also invest extra in the parents who trust them and will find a greater influx of patients due to their understanding and bedside manner.

Any parent who wants to start their children off on the right foot at the dentist can begin taking them as early as 6 months.

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