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Understanding the Importance of Taking Your Child to the Dentist from a Young Age

Last updated 6 years ago

Your child’s future dental health could depend on the habits he learns when young. A pediatric dentist plays a crucial role in helping your little one grow into a healthy adult. Your child should have his first dental visit by the time he turns one. Here are just a few of the reasons it’s crucial to start your child’s dental health care regimen early:

Healthy baby teeth are essential for proper jaw development and placement of permanent teeth. Baby teeth also allow your child to build good eating and speech habits early in life. When baby teeth aren’t healthy, permanent teeth won’t be either.

Dental anxiety plagues up to 70% of the population, and many adults avoid critical dental care, because they’re anxious about going to their appointments. When your child starts seeing a pediatric dentist early in life, he’ll become comfortable with dental treatment and be less likely to develop dental fear in the future.

Oral health is intrinsically linked to general health. The older you get, the harder it is to develop and stick to a good oral care regime. When children see a pediatric dentist at an early age, they will learn the importance of caring for their teeth and get into good oral care habits that they will carry with them for life.

At Best Kids Dentist, we’re committed to establishing good dental health for your child. Our kid-friendly practice makes dental care easy and comfortable for children. We avoid anxiety-causing situations and focus on making dental care fun. Give your child the gift of good oral health by scheduling an appointment at our pediatric dental practice today. Call us at (718) 491-5300 for more information on our New York City practice.


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