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Health Tip: Prepare for Your Child's First Dental Visit

Health Tip: Prepare for Your Child's First Dental Visit

10/31/13

(HealthDay News) -- Baby's first dental visit is very important, even if there is only one tooth.

The American Dental Association explains what should happen at your child's first visit with the dentist:

  • A careful examination to look for any injuries, cavities or any other problems with your child's mouth or teeth.
  • An evaluation of your child's risk for tooth decay.
  • A thorough cleaning of your child's teeth, and suggestions on how to care for teeth daily.
  • A discussion of your child's use of pacifiers or thumb-sucking, as well as teething.
  • A plan for any needed treatments.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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