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Why Is A 6-Month Pediatric Dental Checkup So Important?

“An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin


According to the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child should see a dentist when they get their first tooth or by the age of 12 months. And having a dental exam every six months gives your dentist a chance to detect problems early, when they’re most treatable, and provide tips for caring for your child’s teeth.  These exams lay a solid foundation for a lifetime of strong teeth and gums.


When your child starts developing teeth, they can get cavities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that 20 percent of kids aged five to 11 suffer from tooth decay. Cavities and early loss in primary teeth cause damage to the adult teeth developing beneath them, resulting in permanent teeth emerging crooked or crowded. Medplex can prevent issues like these with regular check-ups, reinforced by encouraging your kids to develop a good routine of brushing and flossing.


Medplex Pediatric Dentistry is led by Dr. Baker Chambliss, his team of hygienists and office staff, and Sugar the comfort dog. Medplex sees patients from all over Birmingham including Pelham, Hoover, Calera, Chelsea, and Bessemer.

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