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Why Should My Child See a Pediatric Dentist?

Let’s face it, seeing a dentist is probably not high on your “Favorite Things To Do” list. As adults, we cringe when thinking about hearing words like “crown” or “root canal.”

But imagine what it’s like for your child to go to the dentist — sure, he might think a crown goes on his head instead of in his mouth, but there are plenty of other scary things that can make that visit very unpleasant for everyone.

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Start Early: When to Take Your Baby to the Dentist

While teething might be uncomfortable for parents, it’s a sign that your baby is going to be ready for the dentist soon. According to American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, you should schedule a dental check-up about six months after the first baby tooth appears.