Like all patients, it is important for children to visit the dentist at least twice a year. A great rule of thumb is to take your child to the dentist after the emergence of their first tooth or within six months after their first birthday.
During a routine visit, your dentist can check for signs of dental diseases and tooth decay. While many parents help care for their child’s teeth, sometimes dental issues are not visible to the naked eye. Your dentist has access to high-quality tools and materials, which allows them to spot any signs of dysfunction in your child’s smile.
Your dentist will also monitor your child’s teeth to ensure they are developing properly. This may mean watching for issues like crooked teeth, gum disease, bite alignment, and missing teeth.
In many cases, early intervention is key to getting your child’s dental health and oral development back on track.