When many of us were growing up, a first trip to the dentist in preschool or early elementary school was just fine. But the more we learn about the importance of baby teeth, the more we understand why getting kids to the dentist at an earlier age is essential. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental appointment by age 1-- or six months after their first baby tooth comes in. Taking your infant or toddler to the dentist allows for early … [Read more...] about When Should My Child Start Going To The Dentist?
What every dentist wants for their youngest patients is a terrific oral health foundation. We work to create good habits early and keep them going for life. Another goal is to build a sense of trust and comfort with dental care that will last a lifetime. Both pediatric dentists and general dentists can provide excellent care to children. But 21st Century kids are getting dental care earlier in life than in previous generations, and pediatric dentistry is on the rise. According to the American … [Read more...] about What Is The Difference Between a Pediatric Dentist and a General Dentist?