First dental visit

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on what age is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics to schedule your child's first dental appointment
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The first dental visit should be by age 1. The general rule is, first birthday, first dental visit. That’s what’s recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics in addition to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. The reason for this is to form a preventative home. We want to go over growth and development with you, we want to make sure that the child’s teeth are developing properly. We also want to go over home oral hygiene instructions. And additionally, answer any of your questions or concerns regarding habits, nutrition or anything of that sort. We recommend that you come back every 6 months, same as for adults.

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on what age is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics to schedule your child's first dental appointment

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Michelle Kelman, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Michelle M. Kelman is a specialist in pediatric and adolescent dentistry for healthy children and children with complex medical history. Dr. Michelle is on the Pediatric Surgical Team and Craniofacial Team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and on faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Pediatrics. Dr. Michelle has lectured internationally and taught continuing education courses on topics including pediatric patient behavior management and advancements in pediatric dentistry. These advancements include everything from equipment technology to introducing complementary and alternative therapies for your child's health needs. Active in the community, Dr. Michelle has offered numerous pediatric oral healthcare presentations to community groups, professional organizations and various healthcare professionals around the country with a special emphasis on pediatric behavior management and dental treatment using both traditional and natural methods for children with various medical conditions.

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