It’s a question that many parents in Allen Park debate: When should I take my child in for their first general dentistry 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 Allen Park parents may wonder why dental visits are needed so early in their child’s life. Not only will your Allen Park 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 Allen Park 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 Szalai & Szalai DDS, you might want to think about bringing them to your next Allen Park dental appointment. Seeing you in the dental chair will help them become more comfortable with the idea.
We’re Drs. Greg & Joanne Szalai, child-friendly Allen Park dentists, and we want our patients to have the best oral health possible. We also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover, give us a call at 313-928-2323.
At Szalai & Szalai DDS we offer:
sleep apnea and snoring treatment
Invisalign clear braces
Thanks for visiting our Allen Park dental blog, and contact us today for all your dental needs!