The importance of pediatric dental examinations can be seen in the beautiful, straight, cavity-free mouths of your children as they grow into adulthood.

Pediatric dental visits, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, should be scheduled twice a year, beginning at age one.

The earlier your child starts to see a dentist, the higher the chances are to detect and avoid any tooth decay.

During a pediatric examination, the dentist will check to make sure there are enough spaces between your child’s primary teeth to evenly accept the secondary, permanent set of teeth.

The dentist is able to detect any emerging tooth or gum issues, and to fix or avoid them in the early stages.

Periodic dental x-rays will help the dentist find decay in between your child’s teeth and can help alert the dentist to any future potential problems with your child’s teeth alignment, bone structure formation, or jaw development. X-rays are also an excellent avenue to identify future overbite situations. Emerging problems give you and the dentist time to discuss and select necessary corrective actions.

What Age Should a Child Visit the Dentist for the First Time?

Regular dental examinations give Children & Teen Dental an opportunity to maintain a record of how your child’s permanent teeth are forming. We monitor and watch for any signs of biting, chewing or speech impediments. Early detection of any dental problem allows both you and Children & Teen Dental to consider all available corrective treatment options.

Children & Teen Dental helps to educate your child in establishing a lifetime of positive dental routines to achieve and sustain healthy, decay-free, strong, well-aligned white teeth and pink gums. When your child is comfortable with the dentist, he or she will not delay seeking the dentist’s help if a problem develops between regular visits. Children & Teen Dental knows we have done a good job when your child looks forward to the next dental examination!

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