Dental Blog

Kid Appropriate Dental Visit Age

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Mother and daughter cleaning teeth to prevent cavities

If you’re wondering if your child is old enough for the dentist, the answer is probably yes.

Many parents are shocked when I tell them how early they should start thinking about their kids oral health. Experts recommend that brushing begin as early as six months, (or as soon as your child’s first tooth appears) and that they should see a dentist before their first birthday.

That may sound young, but its never too early to start thinking about your child’s oral health. I know that sounds a bit cliche, but the proof is in the numbers. More than 40% of kindergarten-age children suffer from tooth decay. Its even more common than asthma or hay fever. In fact, despite being largely preventable, tooth decay is one of the most widespread chronic childhood diseases in America.

So how can you help? Introduce your kids to good oral health as early as possible. And just as important, introduce them to me and the rest of the team here at Castle Dental! Not sure how to care for your child’s teeth? Stop by our office and ask. Were happy to help guide you on the day-to-day care for their age. Introducing them to proper oral health early will help them form good habits, get them accustomed to daily oral care and regular dental visits, and give them a healthier smile that will last a lifetime.