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Kids are a lot of work – especially when it comes to watching out for their health. One part of their health that’s tough to cover is their oral health. How do you get kids to brush and floss? When should you take them to the dentist? How early is too early to have them evaluated for potential orthodontic needs? These are all important questions, and today our team here at Copper Cove Pediatric Dentistry in South Jordan, Utah, will tackle the question of when you need to bring kids to see Dr. Troy Hardy.

How early is too early?

You may be surprised at the answer, but it’s recommended by all dental professionals that your children need to see a dentist when their first tooth appears or by their first birthday – whichever event occurs first.

The reason you want to bring your kids in so early is due to the health problems that can arise from a lack of care for teeth or gums.

Why so early?

Aside from the health concerns, the other important reason to bring your children in to see the dentist at such an early age is to establish the “normalcy” of dental visits. The sooner you bring them in, the sooner your children will see oral health as a normal part of life. The best part is that you’ll avoid the future times when your children don’t wish to go to the dentist and make their displeasure at the appointment very loudly known.

Your children’s oral health is a big priority, and in order to make sure that they have the best you need to bring them in as early as possible. For any other information, call us today at 801-446-2080.