A Child’s First Trip to the Dentist
Contributed by the Children’s Dental Health Project
Oral health experts recommend that a child be seen by a dentist by no later than their 1st birthday or within six months after his or her first tooth appears in the mouth. The first dental visit is typically short and involves little or no treatment. The Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist page of the WebMD Web site contains information on the topics that the dentist may want to discuss with you. This is a great time to ask your dentist any questions you might have about your child’s oral health. Long before you show up for this dental visit, there are things you can do to reduce your child’s risk of tooth decay. WebMD has these eight tips.