Dr. Richard Caven of Caven Dental answers frequently asked questions.
In this video, Dr. Caven is discussing this question:
When should a child have his/or first dental appointment?
The American Academy or Pediatric Dentist recommends that you take your child to the dentist after the first birthday, and I don’t think they mean 10 years after the first birthday. I think they want you to go in early because really setting up the good habits for your child in an early age is key. When they come in we just have a simple appointment, we count their teeth, we kind of say hello, we show them a little bit about brushing in a different instruments that we have but we don't really do anything.
Really just let's that child feeling comfortable with another person looking at their teeth. Another key thing when taking care of your children's teeth, floss their teeth everyday, go to the store get a little flosser that you can hold and you floss their teeth, you'd be surprised at what you're pulling out from in between their teeth and that's got to be the law for them every night, your kid gets their teeth floss. That will save them so much hassle growing up.
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