Did you know the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that children have their first dental visit by age one? This may seem early to some parents, but it's very important to evaluate the eruption of the baby teeth, check for cavities, and check for soft tissue pathology. It's also important to discuss and demonstrate oral hygiene techniques for young children. Dietary habits are also discussed to decrease the risk of getting cavities. Seeing the dentist at a young age will help a child become accustomed to the office before they become fearful.
At Forest Creek Family Dental, we love seeing children around their first birthday for a dental exam. We strive to make their visit fun & memorable.
Jeremiah J. Frasier, DDS