SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE BABY TEETH ARE NOT IMPORTANT because they’re temporary. Not only is that incorrect, it can be dangerous. The health of baby teeth can affect adult teeth, not to mention speech and jaw development.
To better ensure good oral health, you and your child should come in and visit with us.
When Should A Child First Visit The Dentist?
The British Dental Health Foundation recommends they visit the dentist with their parents ‘as soon as possible’. Some experts recommend visiting the dentist within 6 months of the arrival of your child’s first tooth. If you have questions or concerns before either of these times, don’t hesitate to call us.
What To Expect During The First Visit
- We’ll examine your child’s teeth, gums, jaw, and bite.
- We can provide advice on healthy drinks and foods.
- We can recommend the right toothpaste for your child’s age.
- Give advice on brushing the teeth correctly.
- Your dentist can answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s dental health.
- Our Oral Health Educator, can also provide instruction and advice.
Ways To Make Your Child Feel Safe And Comfortable
The first ever dental visit can be challenging for children. You can help us ensure your child’s visit is fun and comfortable by:
- Practice at home, get your child to open their mouth so you can look in.
- Sit your child on your lap.
- If you have any fears of your own about going to the dentist, don’t discuss them in front of your child.
- It may be best not to bring other children along for the first visit.
- Be supportive if your child needs to have any dental treatment.
- Make every effort to make your child’s dental visit exciting and enjoyable.
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