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The answer varies by age, but typically the dentist will perform an exam, the hygienist will complete a cleaning, and both will sit down with the parents to talk to them about proper oral health and development. If x-rays are necessary they will be taken. If fluoride is warranted, it can be applied at the end. They will set up a dental plan going forward and let parents know what to expect regarding their children’s dental health and development. If an issue is found, it will be explained and a treatment plan created to solve the problem.

At what age should I take my child for their first dental appointment?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends children visit the dentist by the time of the first tooth’s eruption. This tends to be around 6 months of age on average. At this time, it is important to establish a child’s “dental home”, a place where they can return to each time that will help them establish proper oral health and teach them to maintain it as they get older.

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