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How old should my child be for their first dentist appointment?

The ADA recommends that you bring your child to the dentist for the first time about six months after their first tooth has erupted. Most kids are between 12 and 18 months for their first appointment, if we follow the ADA recommendation.

We encourage parents to simply know your child. If they can sit on your lap and open their mouth to have their teeth counted, then they are ready for that first appointment. If your child would be upset and impossible to check, then we can wait for six months to a year. Your child will change a lot in that time, and we’ll be ready for that first check as soon as your child is! At the end of the day, we want this to be a positive experience for your little one.

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