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When Should You Take Your Child to the Dentist?

August 25, 2015
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Many people ask us, “When should I start taking my child to the dentist?”
We recommend children visit the dentist when their first tooth appears, and no later than their first birthday. First visits are more about getting the child used to the dentist’s office and educating parents about how to care for their baby’s teeth. This also helps establish a positive relationship between the child and the dentist.
Caring for baby teeth is important because the teeth not only help children chew, but also help form a path for permanent teeth to follow. Decay can occur as soon as teeth appear so it’s important to take good care of them from the start.  

Your child may be nervous for his/her first dentist appointment so it’s important for you to be calm and reassuring. We also suggest that parents schedule a morning visit for their child and avoid using dental visits as a reward or punishment. Just like adults, children should see their dentist every six months!
If it’s time for your child’s dental exam, we would be happy to take great care of them here at Cannon Park Dental. Call us today at 843-723-5346 to schedule appointments for them or for the whole family.


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