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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What’s the Right Age for a Dental Visit?

Parents don’t know enough about dental care as they should.

A recent study of nearly 500 parents with children younger than 12 was conducted to see how much they knew about dentistry. The results showed that about half of the parents didn’t take their children to visit the dentist on a regular basis.

There were 20 percent of the parents that incorrectly thought that they only had to take their children to the dentist when their teeth appeared. Also, only half of fathers and 63 percent of mothers made sure their children regularly brushed their teeth.

Currently, 30 percent of all children suffer from tooth decay.

It’s recommended that children see the dentist at least once every three months to a year. They should also see the dentist prior their second birthday.

A problem for many parents is that they don’t know there are preventative tooth decay methods available for young children, such as fluoride varnish helping to make the enamel stronger.

Mintel conducted this survey.

30 comments:

  1. Yes agreed! There is no age to visit a dentist, We should always consult a dentist for dental checkups at least once in every six months.

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  2. I think it's important to take your child to the dentist as soon as possible. They need to start good dental hygiene habits early on. It is always a good idea to keep up on these visits and go every six months, even for children.
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  3. I love going to the dentist. It is such a nice feeling when my teeth are cleaned by the dentist. They feel fresh. I actually have my appointment in a few weeks. I better write it down on the calendar.
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  4. There is no right age to visit a dentist as we all want a healthy teeth so it is very important to do dental checkups and cleaning once in every six months.

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  7. A big part of life is taking care of our teeth. Going to the dentist isn't always the funnest thing to do, but it's something that will make life a lot easier and better. Dentists do so much for society and I am very grateful for their hard work.

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  8. Thank you for the tip to take my children to the dentist once every three months to a year. I usually take my kids to the dentist every other year. I will have to change that. I actually need to find a dentist that I can take my kids to frequently. Does anyone know of a dentist I can take my kids to?

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  9. This is a very interesting article. I saw it and I had to stop and read more about it. That's crazy that some parents don't take their kids to the dentist regularly. I would think that should be a priority. Its sad to hear that 30 percent of kids are suffering from tooth decay because they are need receiving the necessary care. So Its super important to go the dentist to get a check up. http://www.skeelsdentistry.com/

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  10. It shouldn't matter what age you are, you should be going in for dental visits on a regular basis. Everyone needs to keep up on their dental visits to ensure that they are keeping their teeth nice and healthy. That way men, women, boys, and girls no longer need to suffer from tooth pain or have any kind of issues like that. The percent of people that go in to the dentist for regular check ups should be at 100% and not be so low of a percentage.
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  11. This is an interesting question and I have wondered before what the appropriate age is to start going to the dentist. Toddlers have teeth but they are usually new and in pretty good shape. However it might be good to start at a young age so that things are kept up with. http://www.reddeerdentureclinic.com/en/services.html

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  13. Thanks for sharing the article, its always necessary to maintain our healthy teeth and age doesn't matter.

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  14. This is just the information I was looking for about going to the dentist. My son is 6 months old and I have heard various ages at which I should take him to the dentist. Looks like my son still has about a year until he needs a dental visit. I will be sure to make sure he brushes everyday!
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  19. My son is almost two months old, so I feel that I should learn when I should start taking him to a dentist. My best friend started taking her child to a dentist before he turned two years old. It helps to know that it's recommended to take my baby for his first checkup before his second birthday. I'll do that to find out if there are any abnormalities with his gums and to learn how I should be taking care of his oral health.
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