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At what age should I take my child to the dentist?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: At or around 2

It's been recommended that the first visit to dentist be made at 1 year old.
However, very few general dentists are anxious to see infants. From practical point, at or around 2 years of age will be appropriate time.

In brief: At or around 2

It's been recommended that the first visit to dentist be made at 1 year old.
However, very few general dentists are anxious to see infants. From practical point, at or around 2 years of age will be appropriate time.
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
That's why we have Pedodontists, for the same reason we have pediatricians.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ????

Current recommendations include being see when the 1st tooth erupts.
However a study just published from australia compared being seen early and not until 2-3 yrs old .The frequency of dental caries was unchanged in the 2 groups suggesting that early dental care did not help, unfortunately.

In brief: ????

Current recommendations include being see when the 1st tooth erupts.
However a study just published from australia compared being seen early and not until 2-3 yrs old .The frequency of dental caries was unchanged in the 2 groups suggesting that early dental care did not help, unfortunately.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Age 1

See a pediatric dental specialist for the same reason your child sees a pediatrician.
General dentists don't deal well with children under 2, that's why the pediatric dental specialty exists. The pedodontist is trained to asses normal growth and development, spacing, crowding, decay-preventing diet, pediatric oral hygiene, fluorides, etc. Go to the pro's.

In brief: Age 1

See a pediatric dental specialist for the same reason your child sees a pediatrician.
General dentists don't deal well with children under 2, that's why the pediatric dental specialty exists. The pedodontist is trained to asses normal growth and development, spacing, crowding, decay-preventing diet, pediatric oral hygiene, fluorides, etc. Go to the pro's.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine

In brief: Young

"first visit by first birthday" sums it up.
Your child should visit a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between 6 and 12 months of age. This visit will establish a dental home for your child. Early examination and preventive care will protect your child’s smile now and in the future.

In brief: Young

"first visit by first birthday" sums it up.
Your child should visit a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between 6 and 12 months of age. This visit will establish a dental home for your child. Early examination and preventive care will protect your child’s smile now and in the future.
Dr. SG Erman
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