When Should My Child Go to the Dentist?
What you need to know about dental recommendations for children.
You love that little baby in your arms. Your child is perfect, happy and smiling. And all of a sudden, you notice a little white tooth showing through your baby’s gums. You wonder if you need to take your child to see the dentist. The short answer is yes! Dr. Jason Dyson of Parmer Oaks Dental Care, your family dentist in Cedar Park, TX, wants you to know all about dental care for your child.
Current pediatric dental recommendations are to bring your child for a first visit within 6 months of a tooth erupting, because decay can happen early and quickly. You should at the very least bring your child in for a visit by the time your child is one year old, as you want them to feel comfortable coming to their Cedar Park family dentist. The earlier you start a positive relationship between your child and Dr. Dyson, the easier dental appointments will be for your child.
There are established eruption patterns and times for children’s teeth. You can expect to see lower front teeth erupt at 6 to 10 months, and upper front teeth follow shortly after at 8 to 12 months. Typically, lower teeth erupt before their opposing upper tooth. Your child may or may not fit the pattern, and that doesn’t mean there is anything wrong. Dr. Dyson can assess your child and reassure you about your child’s teeth.
You also want to bring your child in to see Dr. Dyson and his dental hygienist so that your child can begin to get comfortable with cleaning their own mouth. Dr. Dyson and his dental team can help you instill the benefits and value of good oral hygiene early. Your child is more likely to continue good habits as an adult by starting early.
You love your baby, and want to do the best for your child, which is why you need to seek out the best dental care. You can be assured of the best when you and your child visit with Dr. Jason Dyson of Parmer Oaks Dental Care, your family dentist in Cedar Park, TX. Start early and call today!