When should the parent get the child to the dentist for a first check up?
When the child is about two and a half years of age, it is recommended that they visit a pediatric dentist.Any problems in these baby teeth including tooth decay, malformation and other dental health problems can be identified and resolved immediately.
Children have baby teeth before they shift to the permanent teeth. These baby teeth are also prone to tooth decay and all kinds of dental issues. This period lasting three to six months is important, as this is the time in which kids begin to develop their milk teeth. Ideally they should learn about caries, methods for caries detection and prevention, the proper way to brush teeth, and how to maintain all round dental health and well being.
The role of our pediatric dentist at Smile Essentials
Following, are a few integral functions performed by pediatricians and pediatric dental specialists around the world :