When should I start taking my child to the dentist?

It is important to start taking your child to the dentist from an early age. The American Dental Association recommends that parents take their child for their first dental visit by their 1st birthday, or even as soon as the first tooth appears. Regular visits to the dentist can help prevent cavities and other dental problems; they also offer an opportunity for the dentist to monitor your child’s dental development and ensure that they are growing up with healthy teeth and gums. During these visits, your child’s dentist may recommend preventive dental treatments such as fluoride applications or sealants. It is important to be sure that you are following the dentist’s recommended schedule of visits, and that you are taking the necessary steps to ensure your child’s oral health.

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