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When must girls get their first dental x-ray?

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Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Same As Boys

The rule of thumb here is: first exam by first birthday.

In brief: Same As Boys

The rule of thumb here is: first exam by first birthday.
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 3 years old

I recommend the first dental exam for children around 3 y/o.
Unless the parent sees something before then that needs attention. Whether dental x-rays are needed at that age is up to the dental professional. Usually if a child has other decay at that time, then x-rays are indicated. If the child has no decay and the baby teeth have good spaces between them, then no x-rays are needed.

In brief: 3 years old

I recommend the first dental exam for children around 3 y/o.
Unless the parent sees something before then that needs attention. Whether dental x-rays are needed at that age is up to the dental professional. Usually if a child has other decay at that time, then x-rays are indicated. If the child has no decay and the baby teeth have good spaces between them, then no x-rays are needed.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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Dr. James Donley
Professional associations for pediatrics, pediatric dentists and the ADA recommend the first dental exam when teeth first start erupting or age one. X-rays are not needed at that time. Once the back teeth (molars) have erupted it is time for x-rays to be taken.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Only when necessary

It is generally best to have all children be seen by a pedodontist around the age of one year. Not only is this important to check on their dental health, but to help guide you as a parent how to best prevent future dental problems.
X-rays will only be taken when necessary and not usually before the age of 5, and probably much later than that.

In brief: Only when necessary

It is generally best to have all children be seen by a pedodontist around the age of one year. Not only is this important to check on their dental health, but to help guide you as a parent how to best prevent future dental problems.
X-rays will only be taken when necessary and not usually before the age of 5, and probably much later than that.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. David Stall
Dentistry

In brief: When necessary

Children are usually seen after all 20 baby teeth erupt.
If there is a problem, your dentist may elect to take an xray or two. Xray usage is individually based on need.

In brief: When necessary

Children are usually seen after all 20 baby teeth erupt.
If there is a problem, your dentist may elect to take an xray or two. Xray usage is individually based on need.
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