Dental Caries (cavities) and gingivitis are complicated oral infectious diseases that begin in infancy when bacteria start to inhabit the mouth. These bacteria produce acids and toxins harmful to the teeth and gingiva (gums). They increase in number as more teeth erupt and the dietary practices of the infant and young child become more sophisticated. Therefore, traditional professional intervention aimed at oral health beginning at age 3 years is no longer appropriate. Experts recommend professional intervention begin at approximately 12 months of age or shortly after the primary teeth begin to erupt.
Scheduling your child’s first dental visit at age 1 is the first stepping stone to establishing a dental home for your child to have a healthy smile 🙂
click on the link below from the michigan dental association to learn more !