All new parents are concerned about the health of their children. Most parents will take their infant to visit the doctor multiple times before the baby’s first birthday. Parents, however, have some confusion as to when they should first take their child to see a dentist.
By the First Birthday
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests that parents bring their child in for his/her first dental visit by the first birthday. This is especially true for children who are at risk of childhood cavities. For most parents, the thought of bringing their child to the dentist so early is surprising. There have been many studies done around the nation, though, that show that preschoolers are getting cavities. In fact, according to statistics, 25 percent of children in the United States have one cavity by the time they reach four years of age. Some have cavities as early as two years of age.