When to take your child to a dentist? Most often parents are not sure when they should first take their children to a dental appointment. According to the American Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry, parents should take their child in for a dental examination when the first tooth appears or no later than their child’s first birthday. Most parents however, believe that baby teeth are not that important because the teeth get loose and fall out, right? In other cases parents simply don’t know.
Statistics support a lack in knowledge concerning oral health care in children, by showing on average parents take their children for their first dental visit by age 2. As a result of not starting dental visits early enough, over 42% of children ages 2 to 11 have had cavities in their baby teeth, this according to a 2014 CDC report.