When Should Parents Take Their Children for Their First Dental Checkup?

Whether you've been coming to Dr. Shah for years, or are new patients to the practice, you may consider Absolute Dental for your family dentistry needs. Dr. Shah and her staff are focused on providing family-friendly dental care, and this includes even the smallest of patients!

Many new parents are often unsure of when they should take their child for their first dental checkup. Preventative care is key in order to take great care of one's oral hygiene. Knowing when the time is right to start your child down a path of healthy dental care is easy. The American Dental Association recommends that children start seeing the dentist as soon as their first baby tooth erupts. This is typically around their first birthday. At this point in time, it is crucial to get your child started with a dentist they can grow with and learn to trust over time.

Dr. Shah accepts patients of all ages, and having your child seen as soon as they experience their first baby tooth is essential. Dr. Shah can educate parents on how to teach their child good oral hygiene, as well as introducing herself to the child and helping them make a positive connection with family dentistry. Parents are taught ways to encourage proper oral hygiene for their child, which includes regular brushing of the teeth and gums, as well as avoiding bedtime bottles of milk to eliminate the possibility of dental decay in the earliest stages of childhood. Absolute Dental is focused on assisting families in starting as early as possible with their oral care.

Family dentistry is an exciting field for Dr. Shah, as she enjoys treating generations of healthy mouths! Call Absolute Dental of Norco today to schedule a consultation appointment and teach yourself and your family the best in dental care

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