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Knowing when to take your kids to the dentist for the first time isn’t the easiest question to answer, but the general rule of thumb is the earlier the better. To help explain why your kids need dental appointments so early in life, our team here at Artistry in Dentistry put this post together to give you the information you need to know when your kids need to see Dr. Sheldon Sullivan.

When should my kids see the dentist?

It’s recommended that children visit the dentist either as soon as their first tooth appears or by their first birthday – whichever comes first. By visiting Dr. Sheldon Sullivan this early, you can get a jumpstart on giving your kids the best oral health possible, as well as ensure that their baby teeth are healthy and functioning properly.

Why do they need to come in so early?
The sooner you bring your kids in to see the doctor, the easier it is to help them establish good oral health routines they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. Additionally, bringing them in early allows Dr. Sheldon Sullivan to ensure the teeth are healthy, free of cavities, and help your children feel comfortable in the dentist’s office. This can eliminate a lot of the anxiety usually associated with a dental visit for your children.

If you need to schedule an appointment, call us today at 480-374-5562.