Your child’s permanent teeth will need to last them for life. Even your child’s baby teeth play a role in their oral health and tooth alignment, so taking the best possible care of your child’s smile is imperative to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

One in four children have a cavity by the age of four, so don’t wait to schedule your child’s first trip to the dentist [1]. In fact, children should see the dentist around the time that their first tooth comes in and continue to have regular dental visits to protect their smiles.

So what can you do to prepare your child for their first trip to the dentist? Here are some tips to help you get your child ready for their checkup.

An article by Dr. Samir Alaswad. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: Preparing Your Child for Their First Trip to the Dentist