Here at Northwest Family Dental, we are often asked by our clients about the right time to bring their kids for their very first dental check-up. It is safe to say that the right age would be between six months to two years old, just when your child’s first teeth are appearing.
Many parents think that a child doesn’t have to worry about going to the dentist until his/her baby teeth are nearly gone and the permanent ones are starting to develop. We can say for a fact that this is inadvisable. Putting off your child’s first dentist appointment past the age of two will increase the risk of having their first cavity as well — and getting treated for tooth decay is not the best way to introduce the dentist to a child.