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Ask the Pediatrician

Dr. Jennifer Shu and her team of pediatricians answer your health questions.

Dr. Jennifer Shu

Question & Answer

Question

When should my baby have her first dental visit?

Answer

​Babies should have their first dental visit by age 1. The dentist will check to make sure everything is normal and look for signs of tooth decay or other problems that may affect the baby’s oral health. Also, the dentist will answer parents’ questions about their baby’s oral health. Going to the dentist at a young age helps children get used to visiting the dental office and receiving care.

 

Source: Brush Up on Oral Health Newsletter (Copyright © 2013 The National Center on Health)