▼When should my child start seeing a pediatric dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child should visit the dentist by their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth coming in.
▼How often should my child have a dental check-up?
The frequency of dental check-ups can vary depending on your child's oral health, but the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should have a dental check-up at least twice a year. Your child may need additional checkups if they struggle with oral health issues and after undergoing treatment.
▼How can I help my child maintain good oral hygiene at home?
To help your child maintain good oral hygiene at home, you should encourage them to brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, and limit sugary snacks and drinks. Your child’s dentist should give you more specific instructions based on the specifics of your child’s oral health. They may also provide special oral hygiene products your child can make use of.
▼Are there any special considerations for children with special needs when it comes to dental care?
Yes, children with special needs may require additional accommodations, such as extra time for appointments, sedation, or specialized equipment. It is important to discuss your child's specific needs with their dentist to ensure that they receive the appropriate care.