Many Consumers Unaware Of Recommended Age For Children’s First Dental Exam, Survey Finds

PRNewswire (2/10) hosts a FAIR Health release announcing that its consumer dental survey found that “nearly half of US consumers believe the recommended age for a first dental check-up is after a child’s second birthday,” despite dental authorities recommending children have their first dental exam “when the first tooth appears, or no later than their first birthday.” In addition, only 25 percent of the survey respondents “provided answers within the recommended guidelines.” Robin Gelburd, president of FAIR Health, said, “While people who do not live with children may not know the guidelines, it was particularly surprising that a large percentage of respondents with children in their household were also unaware of these important oral health recommendations.” provides additional information on caring for children’s teeth.