Most American children don’t see their family dentist until they are well over 2 years old, far later than is recommended by both dental and medical professionals. Taking your child to the dentist is an incredibly important step in his or hers oral health development.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that you take your child to the dentist within six months after his or her first tooth erupts, or by his or her first birthday, whichever comes first.
If you haven’t taken your child for a dental checkup, make an appointment as soon as possible. Then follow the dentist’s guidelines for follow-up visits based on your child’s needs.
If you can’t afford dental care for your child, consider getting in touch with your local health department to find out about resources.
If you have any questions on our Pediatric Dental Services, call 201-795-2111 or visit www.dentalassociatesofhoboken.com.
Dental Associates of Hoboken also proudly accept patients from Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City, Union City, North Bergen, Newark, and surrounding areas.