How Old Should You Be to See a Pediatric Dentist?

Dental Care From Infant Through Teen Years

The pediatric dentists at No Limits Dental in Midtown Manhattan routinely see children from 3 months old to age 18. A pediatric dentist, as opposed to a general dentist, is highly trained and educated to provide basic dental care, along with diagnosing and treating dental problems, in infants, toddlers, children and teens. As true NYC pediatric dentists, it’s always our goal to make your child feel comfortable and relaxed while providing them with the personalized and reliable dental care they need within a fun overall office experience.

Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

A child’s first baby teeth usually start coming in (erupting) when they are between 3 and 6 months old. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends scheduling a child’s initial dental appointment within 6 months after their first tooth erupts. At the very least, you should schedule your youngster’s first checkup with a pediatric dentist before they reach their first birthday. However, if your child is experiencing problems while teething, it’s best to have them seen by one of our pediatric dentists sooner rather than later.

The Importance of Regular Dentist Visits

Adults should see a dentist at least once a year, and ideally every 6 months. The AAPD recommends that children visit a dentist that’s trained in pediatric dentistry every 6 months to keep their teeth healthy. However, some children experience oral health conditions that may require more frequent dental visits to monitor their teeth alignment and other potential problems. This process, which may include a procedure, treatment, or just a check-up, is sometimes necessary to build a better oral health foundation for the child.

Can a Children’s Dentist See Adults in NYC?

Some adults in NYC prefer to see a pediatric, or children’s, dentist because they find them to be more compassionate and understanding than general dentists. Because pediatric dentists have been specially trained to work with young children, their overall care approach and personalities also work well when it comes to helping adults overcome fear and anxiety about seeing a dentist for their regular check-ups.

And although a pediatric dentist specializes in providing dental care for children, they are highly trained and educated to deliver comprehensive care for adults too. No matter your age, or the type of dentist you feel more comfortable seeing, it’s very important that you have your dental health evaluated at least annually. Early detection, prevention, and regular professional teeth cleanings are all essential when it comes to ensuring good oral health that will last you a lifetime.

Reliable Pediatric Dental Care for NYC Patients

At No Limits Dental, we believe in offering NYC patients of all ages the best dental care possible in our intimate, state of the art Midtown Manhattan office, resulting in long-lasting relationships based on patient satisfaction and trust. If you would like to start experiencing the difference that only No Limits Dental in Midtown Manhattan can provide, schedule an appointment today with one of our pediatric dentists by calling: (212) 757-5565!

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Dr. Annie A Xu

General Dentist

Dr. Nadia Rodriguez, DMD

General Dentist

We know that all of our patients are uniquely different and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs and wants. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, happy and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

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