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When Do I Take My Child to the Dentist?

When Do I Take My Child to the Dentist?

Dental visits should begin at the age of one. Receiving dental health education and then establishing proper dental habits at a young age can help prevent serious dental problems from occurring. Most dental treatment for individuals with Down syndrome can be accomplished at a general dental office. However, some developmental problems, dental treatments, and behavior management challenges may require the utilization of specialty care. Pediatric dentists specialize in treating patients with special health care needs and have an additional two years of training after dental school.

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