What Age should my Child Start Going to the Dentist?

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey


Hoboken Pediatric Dentist You want what’s best for your child, and that includes good oral health. A good pediatric dentist understands the unique oral health needs of children and offers an inviting environment in which kids can learn good dental hygiene from an early age.

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should see a dentist no later than their first birthday. Kids may be seen as early as 6 months of age or within 6 months of the first tooth’s eruption. This helps ensure that children are well on their way to a lifetime of good oral health.

Establishing a good record of dental hygiene early on promotes healthy development of the teeth. When we see a young patient, we’ll look for signs of cavities and decay which can start at an early age. We also conduct thorough examinations to make sure that the gums are in good shape and to rule out any congenital oral health problems.

Our pediatric dentists offer an upbeat, positive environment and a warm manner that young patients find comforting. We also equip all of our rooms with flat screen TVs to offer children’s programming like the Disney Channel and Nick Jr. Our goal is to make your child as comfortable as possible.

If you’re a new parent, take the first step to ensuring that your child enjoys a lifetime of good health. Start scheduling regular dental checkups with our Hoboken pediatric dentists around your child’s first birthday.

Please contact Children’s Dentistry of Hoboken using the form at the side of the page or call 201-792-9400 today to arrange an appointment with our pediatric dentists. Dr. Frank DePaola serves patients in Hoboken, Jersey City, and throughout Hudson County, New Jersey.