Pediatric Dentistry

How Early Should My Child See the Dentist?

Being proactive with your child’s dental health can keep major dental problems from happening. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a child’s first visit by one year old. But you may take your child in as soon as teeth start to show. By visiting South Shore Dentistry with your child while they are at a young age, you are allowing our dentists to help instill good oral health habits into your child. The benefits are huge in forming good oral hygiene habits while still young. Parents should do the brushing and flossing of their child’s teeth until they are able to thoroughly do it on their own.

How Often Should My Child See the Dentist?

It is recommended for children and adults to visit the dentist semi-annually for exams and cleanings. Starting these visits while your child is still young will help them to become comfortable with the dentist and the dental office. These semi-annual visits are also good because your child’s mouth changes a lot and the staff at South Shore Dentistry will be able to spot any problems early. This will make the correction less costly and easier on your child. Our staff will also provide you with information about thumb sucking, teeth grinding and baby bottle tooth decay.

Keeping regular dental appoints while your child is still young will allow our staff at South Shore Dentistry to develop a trusting relationship with your child. This will also help our dentists to become familiar with your child’s needs and address any problems that develop along the way.

Call our office to set up your child’s dental exam and cleaning!