What Age Should Kids Go to the Dentist?

Having a child is full of many “firsts”, including your kid’s first dentist appointment! A common question among new parents is, “How soon should I take my child to the dentist?” According to the American Association of Pediatric Dentists, it’s recommended that your child or children should go in for their first dental health checkup when their baby teeth first begin to emerge or by the time their first birthday comes around. 

Though it may seem a bit premature, this dental visit is essential to ensure your child doesn’t have any gum or tooth decay signs. Baby teeth can start to break through the gums as early as six months, so make sure their dental appointment isn’t far behind! Even though Family Dentistry of Columbus starts seeing children at age 3 we can suggest a few of our local favorite pediatric dentists in town that can see your child before age three. Just give us a call! 

Our TVs in the patient treatment rooms help keep children entertained while we are helping them with their dental needs. We want your child to feel comfortable and to enjoy coming to see us. Parents are welcome to join the child in the room during the dental exam. If parents notice an area of concern in your child’s mouth, please call us so we can get your child in to check it out. Pediatric dentistry is an important part of proper dental health and we want to help your family achieve better oral hygiene habits.

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Your kids’ dentist appointment will likely include the following steps and procedures that adults experience while visiting the dentist with a few minor adjustments. At your child’s dental appointment:

  • Examine and clean your child’s teeth
  • Show you how to play a role in properly cleaning your child’s teeth (we know that’s not always easy with little ones!)
  • Discuss diet and fluoride needs
  • Recommend kid-friendly oral care products
  • Share any concerns they may have regarding your child’s teeth development
  • Answer any questions you may have about your child’s dental health 

Contact Family Dentistry of Columbus Today!

To schedule your kid’s next dentist appointment, contact Family Dentistry of Columbus. We are here to help provide dental care for your child and the whole family. Our office is conveniently located in Columbus, GA, and locally owned. 

Scheduling an appointment just got easier! Simply fill out this form and a representative will get in touch with you within one business day to schedule your appointment. It’s our goal to help make booking your next dental visit as smooth as possible. Get in touch online with ease to find a time that meets your personal schedule. We’ll get back to you ASAP to help fill a calendar slot that meets your needs. 

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