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How many times per year should my child visit the dentist?

The ADA recommends that parents take children to a dentist no later than their first birthday and then at intervals recommended by their dentist. 

 

Beginning sometime after they reach one year in age, children should visit the dentist at least once a year. If a child is prone to tooth decay or has other problems with his or her teeth, more frequent visits may be necessary.

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