Importance of an Age One Dental Visit
In the first year of their life, a child experiences many fundamental milestones. A first tooth appears around six months—the surfacing of baby teeth is the initial step in your child’s future smile.
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For this reason, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) recommends parents take the next step in ensuring their child has a healthy smile, by scheduling their first dental visit no later than their first birthday.
Why see a dentist so early? Tooth decay can occur as soon as your child’s first tooth erupts. National studies indicate that preschool-aged children are getting more cavities. More than one in four children in the United States has had at least one cavity by the age of four. Some as early as the age of two.