Did you know that The American Dental Association recommends that a child’s first visit to a dentist should occur around twelve months of age?For many parents, this may come as a surprise. But at Bill Dorfman DDS in Los Angeles, we remind you that dental health and hygiene are important at every stage of life.
Here are four reasons why your toddler’s teeth are worth a dental visit.
1. Twelve months of age happens to be about the time when a child’s first teeth erupt. Once those teeth are out, it’s time to get them looked at by a professional.
2. One of the most important things we will do at this visit will be to clean those young teeth and apply fluoride.
3. Visiting the dentist at a young age is a great way to help your child get used to the dentist’s office. This will help them to be more comfortable with the dentist as they grow older.
4. Visiting the dentist also helps parents enlist the help of other adults is establishing good dental habits in their children. Starting early dental visits will mean that later in life your child is less likely to require braces or other cosmetic dentistry procedures.
If your child is apprehensive about visiting the dentist, you might want to bring them for a short tour of our office beforehand. They can meet our friendly staff and learn what to expect when they come in for their exam.
At Bill Dorfman DDS in Los Angeles, we want our patients to have the best dental health and hygiene possible. We offer general and family dentistry, plus cosmetic dentistry services. Make an appointment today.
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