Care of Mouth and Teeth

Care of the Mouth and Teeth

Picture of a young girl holding a tooth

Most pediatric dentists will agree that regular dental care should begin by 1 year of age, with a dental check-up at least twice each consecutive year for most children. Some children may need more frequent evaluations and care. In accordance with this recommendation, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has provided the following dental checklist for infants and toddlers:

Birth to 6 months of age

Six to 12 months of age

Twelve to 24 months of age

Facts about deciduous (primary or baby) teeth

Diet and dental care for children

The AAPD recommends the following to ensure your child eats correctly to maintain a healthy body and teeth:

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