When to schedule a child's first dental appointment
According to the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child's first dental appointment should be scheduled within six months after their first tooth appears, but no later than their first birthday. During this first visit, the dentist will evaluate the growth and development of the child's mouth and check for early problems such as tooth decay. Parents can ask any questions they may have and learn the proper way to clean their child's teeth. A child's first dental appointment is an important step in keeping their teeth healthy for years to come.