When should kids start going to the dentist?

When a child is born, there is a first for everything – crawling, walking, talking, school, haircut, etc.

While not quite as exciting, your child’s first dentist appointment is every bit as important.

According to the American Dental Association, children should have their first dentist visit by their first birthday even though they may not have any teeth.

During the visit, the dentist will examine your child’s mouth and gums and take note of any potential problems.

By beginning proper dental care early in your child’s life, you are setting him or her up for a lifetime of healthy dental habits.

At Jackson Dental we offer complete dental care for the entire family. Give us a call today at 573-243-5200 to schedule your family’s appointments!