It’s a question that many parents in Cary debate: When should I take my child in for their first dental appointment? The answer may be a little earlier than you think.
The American Dental Association recommends that a child sees a dentist around twelve months of age. This happens to be about the time when the first teeth tend to erupt.
Some Apex, NC, Morrisville, and Holly Springs parents may wonder why dental visits are needed so early in their child’s life. Not only will your Raleigh dentist want to clean your child’s teeth and apply fluoride, but it’s also important for small children to get used to seeing the dentist.
Starting early dental visits will mean that later in life your Cary child is less likely to require braces or other restorative or cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants.
If you have a child that is apprehensive about visiting Cary Family Dental, you might want to bring them in a few days before to visit the office. Call us at 919-371-4428 to set up a time for your child to see our comfortable practice and meet our friendly staff.
I’m Dr. Allan Acton, a gentle, child-friendly Cary dentist. At Cary Family Dental we offer:
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Dr. Allan Acton
Cary Family Dental
1149 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, North Carolina