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Kory Brager, Fargo, holds his daughter Madisen on his lap in the chair as dentist Dr. Brent Holman explains what he will be doing and looking for when he checks her teeth. Madisen will be three years old in April. Dave Wallis/Forum News Service

Some experts say first dentist visit should be before age one

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FARGO — A child’s first trip to the dentist may be before she even has her first tooth, if parents follow recommendations from major health organizations.

The American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry both say children should visit a dentist by their first birthday, or when the child’s first tooth appears. Literature by the American Academy of Pediatrics cites this advice.

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