When should I schedule my child’s first dental visit?
It’s critical for you to be proactive with your child’s oral health care. That is why we recommend that your child have their first visit when they are between one and three years of age.
This may seem early to you, and you may wonder what kind of problems could possibly develop when you’re child’s just a baby. The fact is that your child’s first teeth play an important role in the proper development of their permanent teeth.
You may not be aware of it, but even while you’re pregnant, your child’s second teeth are starting to develop in their jaw. Of course, you will not see them emerge until after your child’s baby teeth have gone through the process of erupting and falling out.
Even though the baby teeth will fall out, they actually hold a place for the permanent teeth developing in your child’s gums. If you don’t follow proper oral hygiene and monitor the health of these teeth, they may be lost to decay. When this happens, it creates a domino effect that can allow permanent teeth to erupt in the wrong position.
It’s far better to take the simple steps to protect your child’s oral health now, rather than face costly orthodontic treatment and dental problems in the future. Please contact our High Point dental office, and we’ll be happy to speak to you about arranging your child’s first visit.