Many parents are unsure when to take a child to the dentist. The general answer is typically when the first tooth shows up or the child is 2 years old. But still, some questions remain.. Colgate offers some great advice in this article.
The main purpose of the first visit it to make your child familiar and comfortable with the dentist. It’s also to look for issues and concerns like bottle caries (cavities caused by the bottle), misalignments and early tooth issues. During that first visit, the dentist will let your child look at the instruments (if comfortable), talk about taking care of their teeth, and just enjoy the visit. This early intervention can save a lot of pain later, and smooth introduction of proper dental health is paramount for a long healthy life.