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When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?


So what age should I wait until?

Parents are often unsure about when they should take their child to see the dentist for the first time. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the best time to take your child to the dentist for the first time is either when their first tooth comes in, or no later than age one.

Why so early?

So why would a dentist want to see a child at such a young age? The reason to bring them so early is to get out in front of any potential problems. We want to prevent decay or disease in the mouth before it ever has the chance to develop. Traditionally, dentists were convinced there was no need for children under the age of three or four to come in for a visit because they don’t have any teeth. That just isn’t this case!

At On the Cusp we want your child to form a relationship with our dentists and staff, no matter how young! Our goal is to establish a “dental home” for your child and family.

We want you to have a resource to rely on when it comes to your child’s dental health, and more importantly, someone you can trust.

Contact us with any questions or to schedule a “no-tears” appointment today.

Phone: 918.970.4944 (live text)
Email: contact@onthecuspdds.com

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