While physical health and nutrition is of paramount importance, children should also receive adequate pediatric dentistry starting at a young age. Taking care of your child’s dental needs will set them on the right path for oral health the rest of his or her life.


Recommendations for Pediatric Dental Care


The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children receive their first dental checkup when their first tooth appears or by the time they celebrate their first birthday (whichever comes first). If this recommendation surprises you, you’re not alone. Many parents think their children don’t need regular dental checkups because their baby teeth will eventually fall out anyway. However, failing to provide your child with proper dental care can lead to immediate oral health complications and long-term dental problems.


Children who are not taught the importance of good dental care frequently struggle with their oral health throughout their adult lives. On the other hand, children who develop healthy oral habits at a young age—including attending regular dental checkups—tend to continue those healthy habits as they grow older. 


The Difference Between Pediatric and Family Dentistry

Pediatric dentists specialize in providing dental care for children, from infancy through adolescence. In addition to the regular dental school that family dentists complete, a pediatric dentist must also complete two or three years of specialty training. Naran Family Dentistry is a full service dental office that provides care to patients of all ages.


Schedule Your Child’s Appointment Today

There is no better time than now to establish good oral habits in your child. If it’s time to schedule that first appointment, contact Naran Family Dentistry today.