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Three Good Reasons to Bring Your Toddler to the Dentist Princeton, NJ

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children make their first visit to the dentist when the first tooth erupts or at least by the first birthday. That may seem a little early, especially since your baby may still be nursing or on the bottle. However, there are good reasons to bring your little one to the dentist early in life.

Early detection of dental issues – When a dental problem is discovered in its earliest stages, it may be corrected before more extensive and possibly expensive work is needed. This includes the health of teeth in detecting dental cavities, problems with tooth development, early signs of misalignment and more. Heading off issues before they have a chance to take root can save you both time and money, and make life easier for your child.

Developing a positive relationship with the dental team – Many people have issues with going to the dentist because of painful memories of dental visits. It is not unusual for kids to be seen when they are in the throes of a terrible toothache or mouth trauma. If that is your earliest memory of sitting in the dental chair, it is not surprising that you do not like going to the dentist.

Seeing the dentist before there is any trauma or pain allows your child to develop a pleasant relationship with the dental team. The first visits at this early stage are mainly examining the teeth and allowing the child to get used to being in the dental chair.

Education – When you bring your little one to the dental office early in life, you receive education on how to care for budding teeth and how to keep them healthy. This education is vital for ensuring your child has the best opportunity for going through childhood with little or no tooth decay.

Early childhood visits to the dentist establish a foundation for good oral habits and optimum oral health. Kids deserve a good start in life, and keeping their teeth and gums healthy and disease-free is an important part of that. Make sure your child is receiving the dental care he or she requires for the best in oral health.

Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care

417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540

(609) 688-8818

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Dr. Ma and her staff are very friendly and super thorough. They take the time to explain every part of the care and are invested in my overall dental health. I would recommend them to everyone!

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I came in for my first appointment with severe pain in my wisdom tooth and they were very helpful from the start. I don’t have insurance, but they have an in-house plan that’s very affordable and can save over $1000 a year and I’m definitely signing up for it. The hygienist was super kind and informative and the dentist was the same. I got here 30 mins early and they started me as soon as I finished my paperwork anyway. Thanks to everyone here for a great experience.

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Maggie was so detailed and perfect at her job. Was happy with the cleaning and the guidance provided to keep by teeth and gums healthy. Would recommend this place to everyone

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