Kids’ First Exams Start at Age 1
SOUTH CAPITOL SMILE CENTER, WASHINGTON DC
Since 2010, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has recommended that a child’s first dental visit should occur when the first tooth is seen in the mouth, or by the age of 1. While that may seem early, it’s important to remember that baby teeth serve as place-holders for adult teeth. If baby teeth are damaged, adult teeth can grow in out of position, leading to complications later in life. We will discuss home care, dental and facial growth, and discuss habits such as pacifiers and finger sucking and what to expect as your child grows.