Patients often wonder when they should bring their children in for first Check-up. There are no set rules, but usually it is around age 2 and half to 3 years old. It is always a good idea to bring young kids into the office when parents or siblings have their check-ups done so they become more familiar with the office and staff members.
Children should start brushing/wiping their teeth even if they only have one tooth. Flossing is especially important if teeth are tight together.
Common causes of teeth decay on young children are frequent snacking on sugary snacks, frequently sipping on juice and/or milk without rinsing with water, and of course, poor oral hygiene. Children, like adults, should brush and floss at least twice a day.