February is National Children's Health Month!
Q - How and when should I prepare for my child's first dental visit?
A - A great question for this February, which is Children's Dental Health Month! The ADA recommends the first visit happen between the ages of 1 and 2. Of course, hopefully conversations with the family's doctor and dentist have been occuring before, during and after the pregnancy, to help insure good dental homecare and nutrition. Baby teeth are important for chewing, speaking, socialization, and holding space for the adult teeth. Parent's participation is especially important for the child's first 7 years.
So, we recommend talking to your dental office prior to the first visit, to go ...