"When should I first take my child to the dentist?"

Q: When should I first take my child to the dentist?
A: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) suggests that you take your child to see a dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts, and no later than the child’s first birthday. This may sound too soon, but there are good reasons for seeing a dentist early in life. Dental problems often begin in infancy, so it’s important to establish a good preventative program. Taking your child to see the dentist before dental problems develop will also help them get used to the idea of seeing a dentist. You definitely don’t want your child’s first dental visit to be traumatic, so you shouldn’t wait until your child is in a lot of pain to see a dentist for the first time.

Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees patients in the Los Angeles area. Visit our website or give us a call at (310) 482-3971 for more information about how we can provide you and your family with healthy smiles that last a lifetime.

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