It’s a question that many parents in Plano debate: When should I take my child in for their first dental appointment? The answer may be a little earlier than you think.
The American Dental Association recommends that a child sees a dentist around twelve months of age. This happens to be about the time when the first teeth tend to erupt.
Some Plano area parents may wonder why family dental visits are needed so early in their child’s life. Not only will your dentist want to clean your child’s teeth and apply fluoride, it’s also important for small children to get used to seeing the dentist.
Starting early dental visits will mean that later in life your Plano child is less likely to require braces or other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants.
If you have a child that is apprehensive about visiting The Plano Dentist, you might want to think about bringing them to your next Plano dental appointment. Seeing you in the dental chair will help them become more comfortable with the idea.
I’m Dr. Mike Munilla, a dentist for kids in Plano, and I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover, give us a call at (972) 468-8279.
At The Plano Dentist we offer:
- sedation dentistry
- cosmetic dentistry
- emergency dental care
- general dentistry
Thanks for visiting our Plano dental blog, and contact us today for all your dental needs!
Dr. Mike Munilla
The Plano Dentist
3115 W Parker Rd, Ste C538