When Should I Start Taking My Child to the Dentist?

Does your child have teeth?  Then bring them in!  There are many preventive steps that should be taken to assure your child’s optimal oral health. Dr. Jon Schaack would love for you to be educated on these points.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child’s first visit to a pediatric dentist and the establishment of a “dental home” be no later than 12 months of age! (See the AAPD official policy here.)

The AAPD defines a dental home as “the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient” which provides comprehensive oral health care.  Here your child will receive preventive care, restorative treatment, evaluation of growth and development, coordination with other specialty care (orthodontics, etc) and also emergency treatment when needed.

Choosing McKinney Pediatric Dentistry as your child’s dental home will help assure his/her optimal oral health and we know there is plenty of fun to be had along the way!