Los Angeles Dentist advice about Your child’s first dental visit

Q: When should I first take my child to the dentist?A: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that you take your child to a dentist no later than their first birthday, or as soon as their first tooth appears. This may sound too early, but dental problems often start during infancy and it’s important to establish a good preventative program. By taking your child to the dentist before dental problems develop, you’ll also help them get accustomed to the idea of visiting a dentist. You definitely shouldn’t wait until your child is in pain to see a dentist for the first time, or the experience could be traumatic and your child could end up being afraid of going back to the dentist.

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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