Many parents wonder when they should take their child to the dentist for the first time. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that every child has their first dental visit by their first birthday.
You may be asking yourself “why should I take my kid to the dentist when they barely have any teeth?”. The age 1 dental visit isn’t about cleaning teeth like a regular visit would be for an adult. Your child’s first visit is all about getting comfortable — in the dentist chair, with Dr. Payam and with the general procedure of a dental appointment!
Dr. Payam will also check for any signs of decay or disease. The baby teeth lay the foundation for the adult teeth so it’s important they are healthy and strong. Tooth decay can also be very painful and we don’t want that!