Healthy teeth play a key role in a healthy childhood, which leads to a lifetime of good oral health. Children need healthy teeth for chewing, speaking, and having a bright, confident smile.
Scheduling regular dental visits for your child is a vital part of keeping your child enthusiastic and motivated about caring for their teeth. Regular dental visits also are important to catch any problems with your child’s teeth early. Then any treatment needed can be done quickly before becoming a larger and more involved problem.
Children should have regular dental checkups every 6 to 12 months from as early as one year of age or when their first tooth appears. Visiting the dentist is also about educating you and your child about: