The short answer is YES! A general rule of thumb is to bring your baby to the dentist by his first birthday.

Here are some sweet benefits of bringing your baby to the dentist early:

  1. A visit to the dentist by his first birthday will let you know how far your baby’s teeth are developing and if everything is on track.
  2. Visiting the dentist only when your child has dental issues can cause him to associate dental visits with “scary” tools and pain. Introducing your baby to the dentist early on—and when his teeth are healthy—will help your child become familiar and comfortable with future dental appointments.

What Will the Check-Up Be Like?

The examination will be a simple one. The dentist will check the gums, count all the teeth, identify problems (if any) and offer toothbrushing and dietary tips to help keep your baby’s teeth healthy and clean.

Use this opportunity to ask the dentist any questions you might have about your baby’s dental care!

Related: Paediatic Dentistry: Child's First Encounter

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