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doctors can you tell me when should children have their first visit to the dentist?

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Dr. Ashish Naik
15 years experience General Practice
First tooth: Generally as soon as the first tooth is in, we recommend an exam or "happy visit". By the age of 3 most kids have all their primary teeth and should have already seen either a general or pediatric dentist.
Answered on Jun 3, 2013
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Age 1 at latest: Children who see pediatric dental specialist between eruption of 1st tooth and 1st b'day spend 40% less on dental bills over 1st 5 years than children who don't get to dentist until age 2-3. See pedodontist for same reason you see pediatrician. Go now for exam, hygiene instructions, growth & development eval, Fluoride instructions, diet info, and most of all to allow your child to bond w dr.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Robert Landman
31 years experience Dentistry
Childs visit: I suggest to parents to even bring their younger children into the office, not necessarily for an exam but just so they can see the environment is a friendly...
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
By first birthday: It is recommended by pedodontists that a child be seen by a dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months after his or her first tooth comes in.
Answered on Mar 12, 2015

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