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You have a lot of duties to juggle as a parent, but one of the most important is the health of your children. One aspect of health, however, that gets chronically overlooked is oral health.

Ensuring your kids have the best oral health possible will benefit their overall systemic health as well, which is why our team here at Provo Pediatric Dental recommends you pay attention to the following advice about children and their first dental appointments.

Bring them in early

It’s recommended that you bring your children into Provo Pediatric Dental as soon as their first tooth appears or by the first birthday – whichever occurs first. Our team here has extensive knowledge with helping children get the oral care they need.

Why so early?

You’re probably wondering why to bother with bringing your kids into the dentist so early, right? It’s recommended to bring them in so early for a few reasons.

One is that by introducing them to the dentist’s office so early in life will make it seem like a normal, fun, part of life. This helps avoid the drama usually associated with a dental visit when your kids are a bit older.

It’s also important to make sure baby teeth are healthy, as well as their gums. This preventative care helps ensure their adult teeth come in as healthily as possible.

It may seem like a hassle to bring your kids in so early, but the amount of time, money, and pain you’ll save by staving off oral health problems like cavities is worth it in the long run. Call us today at 801.373.4200 to schedule an appointment.