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What topics might my dentist discuss with me during my child's first dental visit?

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Topics your dentist could discuss with you might include:

1. Good oral hygiene practices for your child's teeth and gums and cavity prevention

2. Fluoride needs

3. Oral habits (thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, lip sucking)

4. Developmental milestones

5. Teething

6. Proper nutrition

7. Schedule of dental checkups. Many dentists like to see children every 6 months.

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on May 14, 2018

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on May 14, 2018

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