According to recent dental studies, parents believe it’s time for the first dental visit around age 3, however, earlier may be even better. Our children’s dentist in Bellflower recommends bringing your child to the office around the age of 1, or around 6 months after the first tooth is visible. A child’s primary teeth begin to grow at 6 months of age, and it is important to begin healthy dental habits early. If you are able to establish visits to the dentist regularly and teach proper brushing and flossing techniques, your child is less likely to have dental problems like tooth decay as they get older. This will also help your child experience comfort in going to the dentist so that they do not develop dental fears or anxiety if faced with their first experience at the dentist later on. Schedule an appointment with our children’s dentist in Bellflower at Bellflower Dental Group and let us help give them the dental care they need.