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How old should my son be for his first dentist visit? He's 8 months old now, and is still teething. My doctor mentioned that i might want to take him to a dentist soon, but didn't say when. .

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
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The american academy of pediatric dentistry recommends that babies have their first visit to their pediatric dentist when they get their first tooth or by one years old.
Many pediatric dental offices, like mine, do not charge for well baby dental visits up to 24 months old. This allows you and your child to get a good start on preventive dental care that will last a lifetime.

In brief: He is ready

The american academy of pediatric dentistry recommends that babies have their first visit to their pediatric dentist when they get their first tooth or by one years old.
Many pediatric dental offices, like mine, do not charge for well baby dental visits up to 24 months old. This allows you and your child to get a good start on preventive dental care that will last a lifetime.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
That is a marvelous and generous service.
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Now

The current recommendation is for a child to be seen when the first tooth erupts, or by 12 months of age.
You can find a pediatric dentist that will see your child here: http://www.Aapd.Org/.

In brief: Now

The current recommendation is for a child to be seen when the first tooth erupts, or by 12 months of age.
You can find a pediatric dentist that will see your child here: http://www.Aapd.Org/.
Dr. Scott Peters
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: It

It is often recommended that a baby get his or her first dental visit either within six months of the appearance of the first tooth or by the age of one years old.

In brief: It

It is often recommended that a baby get his or her first dental visit either within six months of the appearance of the first tooth or by the age of one years old.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Now

You don't want the litany of stories about kids who went to late and wound up needing expensive and extensive rx.
Go now so your child gets used to going, has no fear, and learns to enjoy the visits. Go now for exam, dentitional development analysis, jaw development analysis, hygiene instruction, diet advice, Fluoride management, and so much more. Best to see pediatric dental specialist.

In brief: Now

You don't want the litany of stories about kids who went to late and wound up needing expensive and extensive rx.
Go now so your child gets used to going, has no fear, and learns to enjoy the visits. Go now for exam, dentitional development analysis, jaw development analysis, hygiene instruction, diet advice, Fluoride management, and so much more. Best to see pediatric dental specialist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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