Your Child's Age 1 Dental Visit

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Your Child's Age 1 Dental Visit

That's the view of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Pediatricians agree. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children who are at risk of early childhood cavities visit a pediatric dentist by age 1.

The idea of such early dental visits is still surprising to many new parents. However, national studies have shown that preschool-aged children are getting more cavities. More than 1 in 4 children in the United States has had at least one cavity by the age of 4. Many kids get cavities as early as age 2.

To prevent early childhood cavities, parents first have to find out their child's risk of developing cavities. They also need to learn how to manage diet, hygiene and fluoride to prevent problems.

But cavities aren't all that parents need to learn about their child's dental health. The age 1 dental visit lets parent discuss:

- How to care for an infant's or toddler's mouth

- Proper use of fluoride

- Oral habits, including finger and thumb sucking

- Ways to prevent accidents that could damage the face and teeth

- Teething and milestones of development

- The link between diet and oral health

After this first visit, Dr. Olga will suggest a schedule of follow-up visits, typically called for visits every six months. Now, the schedule may vary according to each child's needs and risks. As your child grows, the dental team can help you learn how to prevent common oral problems.

What’s New?

  • We Believe

    A lifetime of good oral health starts in infancy. That why at Palm Valley Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in PREVENTION and early intervention.

  • Did You Know?

    Your teeth were intended to last a lifetime. Read on if you ever wondered how many teeth you should have, and their proper care.

  • Our Standards

    The highest standard of service, quality and expertise in Pediatric Dentistry for your child from infancy through adolescence.