When should my child first see the dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that an infant see the dentist within six months of the first tooth eruption.
However, a few points Dr. Dragos recommends for all parents:
- Encourage brushing and flossing at least twice per day, especially at night.
- Ask your dentist about sealants. Sealants are hardened materials coated on teeth to prevent cavity infections and worse.
- Limit frequency of sugar snacking to once per day, if any. Constant grazing will increase the risk of cavities.