It’s a question that many parents in San Diego 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 San Diego parents may wonder why dental visits are needed so early in their child’s life. Not only will your San Diego dentist want to clean your child’s teeth and apply fluoride, 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 San Diego child is less likely to require braces or other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants.
If you have a child that is apprehensive about visiting Marcos Ortega DDS, you might want to think about bringing them to your next San Diego dental appointment. Seeing you in the dental chair will help them become more comfortable with the idea.
I’m Dr. Marcos Ortega, a child-friendly San Diego cosmetic dentist, and I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover, give us a call at 619-717-8459.
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Dr. Marcos Ortega
Marcos Ortega DDS
306 Walnut Ave, Ste 25
San Diego, California