What Age Should a Child Go to the Dentist?
Going to the dentist is important even as a child. Many parents wonder when it is the right time to find a good dentist for their child. Generations Family Dentistry in Houston, TX provides dental services for the entire family.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) recommends that parents seek out a dentist for their child by the age of one, or when they see the first sign of a tooth erupting. Typically primary teeth erupt right around six months of age.
Many parents feel this is too young to see a dentist, or that their child does not have enough teeth to warrant a visit. Visiting a dentist this young ensures your child’s teeth are coming in properly. Keeping primary teeth in place until they are lost naturally is very important.
Benefits of Primary Teeth in Children:
- Primary teeth save space for future adult teeth.
- Helps children with their speech development.
- Helps children to chew properly while eating.
- Primary teeth promote a healthy smile, and give kids confidence about their appearance.
We want each family to start their children out right with proper dental care. Visiting the dentist from a young age helps to set the stage for good oral hygiene habits, as well as help establish a good at home routine caring for their teeth. We strive to establish a relationship with each of our patients, and we help our young patients understand how important it is to care for your teeth.
During the routine visits our Houston dentist Dr. Mogdeh Motii will check for any issues as the child grows. Preventative care is important to keep your child’s teeth looking and feeling great.
At Generations Family Dentistry we provide the very best care for our patients of all ages, and will make each appointment an exceptional experience.
If you are interested in scheduling your child’s first appointment, contact Generations Family Dentistry in Houston, Texas today.