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Why early dental visits are important

Why early dental visits are important

About one in ten babies get early childhood caries. This is completely preventable with the right information. Prevention education is the most important part of early dental visit, before the deciduous teeth erupt near the age of one year.

Early childhood caries is difficult to stop once it begins. It is often necessary to use general anesthesia to control the child’s behavior in order to fix the young child’s teeth. Prevention saves money and difficulty for the child.

As the baby teeth erupt it is often possible to evaluate how prone a child is to caries. Parents need to know this.

A visit at age one is a great time to discuss the dental implications of pacifiers, bottles, sippy cups and oral habits.

Children get acclimated to dental care by repeated visits.