If you’re a parents, guardian, and other active caregiver, you play an essential role in the lives your children and their health each day. In fact, their well-being is probably on your mind each and every day.
However, you may not always know how to build the foundations for a lifetime of health for your child. When you educate yourself on the connection between children’s oral care and overall health, you can proactively address poor health by implementing an oral care plan from the first months of your child’s life.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), parents should schedule a dental visit for their child once their first tooth erupts, typically within the first year of life. Babies use their first teeth for breastfeeding purposes, and can develop dental issues as early as their first year.