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Infant/Toddler First Time Visit – ABC Kids | Granada Hills CA

Dental care starts as soon as the first milk tooth erupts. This is always an important and celebrated milestone in life, and you need to follow it up with a dental visit. The first dental checkup for your infant/toddler is very important, which is why you need to find the best pediatric dentist for it. 

What is the appropriate age for a first-time visit to the dentist’s office? 

As clearly suggested in the paragraph above, your child should get his/her first dental checkup once the first tooth emerges. This may appear too early, but the benefits are enormous. The consequences of delaying a dental visit can be costly, too. 

In terms of age, a child should see a dentist for the first time around the period of his/her first birthday. Ideally, a good number of milk teeth must have appeared. If your child has not started teething at 12 months, you can still take him/her to a pediatric dentist. 

What happens during the infant/toddler first-time visit? 

The goal of the first visit to the dentist is normally to examine your child’s mouth, detect any abnormality, or confirm that everything is going well. Typically, here is what you can expect on the visit:

  • The pediatric dentist will review your child’s medical history and listen to any concern you may have 
  • The dentist will examine the child’s teeth and mouth for signs of decay or other problems.
  • The dentist will educate you on how to take good care of your child’s mouth. 

Book an Appointment 

Do you have an infant who has just started teething? Do you have a child who is a year old and hasn’t started teething? It is time to take your baby for a first-time visit to the dentist’s office. It is also important that you take the child to an experienced pediatric dentist. 

Book an appointment with us today for the best dental care for your child. Out dentists at ABC Kids Dental Group will be happy to meet with you and discuss your options.