Children can develop cavities as soon as their teeth erupt, starting around 6 months of age. Even before your children get their first teeth, you should begin wiping their gums with a damp cloth after meals. As soon as the first tooth is in, brushing should begin.
Many parents wait until their children are 2 years or older1 before taking them to the dentist. But the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends scheduling that first visit soon after the first tooth appears and no later than your child’s first birthday.
Early visits to the dentist are crucial for a healthy smile. They allow the dentist to monitor your baby’s oral health and make sure your child does not have cavities.
During that first visit, the dentist will discuss how to properly care for your child’s teeth and gums, provide tips for proper nutrition for a healthy smile and answer any questions you may have. The dentist will also check your baby’s teeth, gums and bite to make sure everything is developing correctly.
Reach out to your broker to find out when you can enroll your baby in dental coverage. Preventive care like dental checkups and cleanings are normally covered at 100 percent, so getting coverage before the first visit to the dentist is a great way to save money and protect your child’s smile.
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