Has your child already hit one of these milestones?
- Did they get their first tooth in?
- Have they had their first birthday yet?
If they have, they should also be hitting another milestone:
Their FIRST dental visit!
That's right, at Grand Avenue Dental Care, we recommend that you take your child to the dentist when they get their first tooth or when they turn one year old - whichever happens first.
This is what we call our ‘knee-to-knee’ exam and it’s a great chance for a dentist to take a look at how your child’s teeth are developing. It also allows the child to start getting comfortable at the dentist, and the parent the opportunity to ask questions about at-home care and eating habits.
The goal of this early exam is prevent decay and development problems and to develop a relationship with the patient from a young age. We hope to start the relationship early and encourage even our youngest patients to come every 6 months for their preventative visits.
For more information about other issues or concerns you might want to discuss with your dentist early, check out an earlier blog post here.