Dentist (Pediatric) Questions Baby teeth

My daughter has all of her baby teeth in. What should I bring her to dentist?

I noticed that all of my daughter's teeth came in already. Should I plan to bring her to the dentist soon? Or do I wait until she has her adult teeth?

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The first check up is ideally around a child’s first birthday.
Yes, please bring her in to a pediatric dentist for her first exam and cleaning. How old is she? We actually recommend her to be seen at age one or earlier so that we can teach and demonstrate ways to prevent any cavities and oral problems. The dentist or hygienist will be happy to show you ways to maintain oral health.
No, don't wait. Schedule asap
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's recommendation for the first dental visit is *age one* with the establishment of a dental home. This visit will provide dental assessment and allow parents to receive information regarding their child's dental development as well as counseling regarding appropriate home care and feeding practices, which impact the child's oral health.
According to the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry the first dental appointment should be after the eruption of the first baby teeth no later than 12 months of age.
First dental visits according to the American Pediatrics Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry should be done within the first year of age. But it’s never late to bring her, my recommendation is to take her to a pediatric dentist
AAPD and our recommendations are no later than 12 months. Strategy is to increase prevention strategies and reduce risk
Yes, the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends bringing a child in within 6 months to a year of the eruption of their first tooth to see the dentist. It is recommended the first dental visit be by the time they are a year old.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry actually recommends a first dental visit by the child’s first birthday. A lot can happen in a short period of time, including decay from nighttime feeding. I would set up an appointment to have your child checked now.
First tooth = Dental Visit.

If you truly want to prevent dental disease rather than worry about managing or treating it, the best way is prevention. See a pediatric dentist who is trained specifically in managing children under the age of 1 to help guide you on teething and feeding and what to expect as your child has baby teeth starting to come into the mouth.

At our office we offer complementary oral evaluations for babies before their first birthday. We find that if we can get the parents looking into the mouth as soon as the first tooth is in, it encourages a prevention based approach to oral health and sets the stage for a lifetime of healthy smiles!

There is a strong correlation between the child's age at their first dental visit to their overall experience of cavities. Also, remember that teeth are not the only thing that a pediatric dentist will do at these early evaluation. A trained professional will be looking at mouth growth and development, soft tissue health as well as breathing/sleeping patterns, its all connected!
The standard of care now is for for a child to see a dentist 6 months after the eruption of the first baby tooth, or at 12 months of age. Whichever occurs first.
The ADA and AAPD recommend that your child’s first dental visit be no later than the first birthday. The first visit is so important for many reasons as children undergo several developmental changes throughout their development. It’s also important that each child identify their “dental home” where they can have all their dental needs addressed.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends the first dental visit should be when the first tooth erupts, or by age one, whichever comes first. The dentist will assess the oral growth and development, help create a preventative plan and be a great resource for your child's health
You should bring her to the dentist.


Dr. Price
All children should have their first dental visit by age 1 to check for growth and development as well as establish good oral hygiene habits and diet.
Yes!! No you should bring her in as soon as she cuts even her first baby tooth!
Children should have their first dental visit by their first birthday and then every 6 months.
You should consider taking your daughter in to see a dentist - I would recommend a pediatric specialist - as soon as you have availability. Infants are recommended to see a dentist by age 12 months, and then every 6 months after that for checkups. Don't feel bad at all that she hasn't been in yet because most parents don't know! The dentist is not only checking for cavities (which amazingly enough can happen even at your daughter's age believe it or not!), but also the health of the other tissues, can give recommendations on diet and how to brush your daughter's teeth, and also is evaluating growth & development, and a bunch of things! Pediatric dentists are typically the most suited to see very young children as that is what they see all day every day, and their office and staff are specially designed and trained with kids in mind!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend that a child's first visit be at 12 months of age or within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth. That being said, your daughter should be seen by a dentist now.
The recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics is for a child to have their first dental visit by their first birthday or the eruption of their first baby tooth (whichever comes first).
The major academies of medicine (AMA, ADA, AAPD, AAP, NIH) have jointly stated that children should have a dental "home" by their 1st birthday! The number one cause for missing school days is dental disease (cavities) and the easiest way of preventing cavities is by good oral hygiene and prevention. Finding a pediatric dentist should be relatively
easy, as would be the first appointment (especially compared to waiting for a tooth ache to arise ;))

So, the quick answer is ASAP to the dentist!!

P.S. The last baby tooth is lost around age 12, so there are a lot of years before then!!
Wonderful news!! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends all children be seen on or about their first birthday for their dental examination and cleaning. It's time to start seeing the pediatric dentist and continue with 6-month cleanings.