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Children's Dentistry NYC FAQ
Should kids get their teeth cleaned by a dentist?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends children should have their teeth cleaned every 6 months.
At what age should children start having regular dental checkups?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that kids should start going to the dentist for an examination soon after their first tooth erupts, or around their first birthday, which ever happens first.
At what age it should children start having dental cleanings?
A child's first dental cleaning usually takes place during the toddler years between an age of 12 and 36 months. Regular dental checkups start at around age 1. Your dentist will recommend when to have their first cleaning performed.
How often should children have a dental cleaning?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children should have their teeth cleaned every 6 months.
How often should children have a dental checkup?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children should have their teeth examined every 6 months.
Why do kids need regular dental checkups?
Regular dental checkups are necessary for kids in order to diagnose cavities and prevent them from getting worse.
Why do kids need their teeth professionally cleaned?
Children are at high risk for cavities during their first decade of leftlife. Professional dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar from the teeth in order to prevent cavities.
Why do kids need teeth sealants?
Dental sealants are a preventive procedure for kids that helps them to avoid tooth decay and help prevent them from getting cavities.
What does fluoride from the dentist do?
Regular fluoride treatments for kids performed by a dentist help teeth to be more resistant to decay from acid, plaque and bacteria ,and thus helps to prevent cavities. Fluoride can also reverse early stage tooth decay.