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What Age Should a Child go to the Dentist?

Many parents may wonder when it is the right time to find a good dentist for their child. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) recommends that parents seek out a dentist for their child by the age of one, or when they notice the first signs of a tooth erupting in the child’s mouth. Primary teeth usually begin to erupt around six months of age.

Many parents feel their child is too young to see a dentist, or that they don’t have enough teeth, but visiting a dentist helps to make sure baby teeth are coming in properly. It is important to keep primary teeth in place until they are lost naturally.

What Are the Benefits of Primary Teeth?

We offer safe options for our patients to help make their experience at our office an exceptional one! Below are some sedative options that our dental office in Fair Lawn, NJ provides:

  • Helping children with their speech development. 

  • Primary teeth save space for future adult teeth. 

  • Primary teeth promote a healthy smile, and give kids confidence about their appearance. 

  • Help children to chew properly. 

Starting your child out right with proper dental care helps set the stage to build a good oral hygiene routine. Establishing a relationship with your child’s dentist will help the child to understand how important it is to take care of your teeth, and visit a dentist regularly.  

As part of the routine visit the dentist can check for any issues as the child grows older. Preventative care is important to keep your child’s teeth looking and feeling their best. 

Contact Bright Star Sapphire Dental

At Bright Star Sapphire Dental we strive to provide the very best care for our patients of all ages, and will make sure every appointment at our office is an exceptional one. If you are interested in scheduling your child’s first appointment, contact Bright Star Sapphire Dental today. 


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