when should i take my child to the dentist for the first check up
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You may visit a dentist after the first tooth appears and before the first birthday, or within 6-12 months. Early dental care helps you learn the right way to clean the baby's teeth, handle habits like biting, and other minor tooth issues. The first visit also helps the kids to get used to dentist visits.
Before visiting for the first time, talk to your child about the visit positively. Help your child to practice opening the mouth. Keep a list of questions handy which you would like to ask to the dentist.
After the age of 2, it is recommended to take a visit to the dentist once every six months. Between the ages of 4 to 6 years, dentists are expected to take the first set of X-rays to ensure the dental health.