Regular Dental Visits Should Start Early - First Things First
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The Key to Healthy, Bright Smiles is Bi-annual Dentist Appointments

Beginning with your baby’s first tooth or first birthday (whichever comes first) you’ll want to schedule regular dental checkups for your little one. Just like they need routine check-ups with their doctor, your child also needs a dental check-up once or twice a year to prevent tooth decay, gum disease and the need for much more costly dental care later.

Another reason for regular dental visits is because baby teeth hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth. And ensuring your child has a clean mouth will help those teeth come in strong and healthy. Dental sealants and topical fluoride treatments, which are offered during preventive dental visits, can also help stop tooth decay.

It’s worth noting that many dental insurance plans in Cochise County cover preventive dental care, and some cover it 100%. If your child is on AHCCCS or KidsCare, dental check-ups are covered.

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