Many new parents have the same question about their children’s dental health: when is the right time for a child’s first dental appointment? Although it is common for parents to wait until their little ones are two or older before scheduling an appointment for kids’ dental care, most dentists agree that children should have their first exams around six months after their first tooth appears, or no later than their first birthday.
Early dental care helps your child get comfortable with the dentist and can diagnose oral health problems in their early stages, when they are easier to treat. Learn more about dental care for your baby in this infographic from Silverlake Dental Center. We offer family dentistry near Everett, including kid-friendly dental care for even the smallest patients. Make an appointment with our dentist to start your child on the road to good oral health, and please share this information with other parents.