It is highly recommended that children start to visit the dentist around the age of twelve months. This not only provides the opportunity for a brief exam, but early appointments with your kid’s dental provider will acclimate your child to the sights, sounds, and smells of the dental office.
Accidents happen, especially with children. A tooth can be broken or knocked loose during recess or PE, or an underlying dental problem can suddenly creep up causing a need for immediate care. Going to the dentist is hard enough for a child under normal circumstances for routine care such as professional cleanings and checkups.