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As a first-time parent, tons of things are overwhelming. Taking care of a baby seems like an impossible task at time, but one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is your young child’s oral health.

That’s why our team here at Fountains Family Dental Center in Chandler, Arizona, offers pediatric dentistry services, to help you through the experiences with your first child. Let’s take a look at what’s recommended you do as a first-time parent regarding pediatric dentistry.

When to bring them in

A lot of parents aren’t sure when the best time to bring their little kids in for their first dental appointment is. Experts recommend that you bring your children in for their first appointment when their first tooth appears, or on their first birthday – whichever happens to come first.

Why bring them in early?

A lot of parents wonder why it’s recommended to bring children in at such a young age. The benefits include ensuring that baby teeth are healthy (which prevents cavities in them, and cavities in the adult teeth beneath them) and it also helps kids recognize the dentist as a normal, easy part of life. This eliminates kids complaining about dental trips when they’re older.

Establishes habits

Early dental visits also establish good oral health habits in children early on in life.

If you need more tips about early dental visits and your children, or need to schedule an appointment, call us today at 480-359-1483.