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HOW EARLY SHOULD MY CHILD SEE THE DENTIST?

Being proactive with your child’s dental health can keep major dental problems from happening. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that each child have their first visit by his or her first birthday. But you may take your child in as soon as teeth start to show. By visiting Impressions Dentistry at a young age, you are allowing our dentist to help instill good oral health habits in your child. The benefits are huge in forming good at-home care while still young. Parents should do the brushing and flossing of their children’s teeth until they are able to thoroughly do it on their own.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY CHILD SEE THE DENTIST?

Dr. Suneet S. Bath recommends that both children and adults to visit the dentist semi-annually for exams and cleanings. Starting these visits while your child is still young can help them to become comfortable with our dentist and our dental office. These semi-annual visits are also good because your child’s mouth will go through many changes. During their appointment, our dentist will be able to spot any problems early. This will make the correction less costly and easier on your child. Our office will also provide you with information about thumb sucking, teeth grinding and baby bottle tooth decay.

Keeping regular dental appoints while your child is still young can allow our team at Impressions Dentistry to develop a trusting relationship with your child. This will also help our dentist to become familiar with your child’s needs and any problems that develop along the way. Call 360-493-1866 to learn more about children’s dentistry in Olympia, Washington, and set up your child’s dental exam and cleaning today!