Why Should I Take My Child to a Pediatric Dentist?
It’s great to have a family dentist who does general checkups for your entire family, but only pediatric dentists specialize in the oral health of infants, children, and teens. In addition to mastering general dentistry, they go through two to three more years of functional pediatric training.
This means they have a more in-depth understanding of children’s behaviors, dental changes, and special needs.
When Should My Child Have Their First Pediatric Dentist Visit?
Ultimately, the rule of thumb is “first visit by the first birthday,” but our Dentist of Long Beach pediatric dentist recommends your child attend their first dental appointment at approximately six-months of age.
However, this can be earlier depending on when they get their first tooth.
Their initial appointment is essential in getting them comfortable with pediatric dentist visits and educating you on caring for their baby teeth.