Children should make their first in their first year
Experts now say children should have their first dental exam by the time they turn one -before some kids can even walk.
Jane Abel has always stressed good dental hygiene - and like millions of other moms, made sure her daughter Ellie saw a dentist by the age of 3. But, if she waits that long with her son, she may be waiting two years too long.
Dr. Paul Casamassimo is Chief of Dentistry at Nationwide Childrens Hospital says revised guidelines say kids should make their first trip to the dentist - in their first year of life.
With those first few teeth, dentists say they can tell a lot about your child’s future. By the time they go to school, one in four kids already has cavities¹ and by the time they’re teens, that number doubles.