When Should A Child First See A Dentist?
In general, children have all their teeth by the time they turn two or three years old. As parents, do you need to wait until all your children’s primary teeth erupt before going to the dentist?
According to the Canadian Dental Association, children should have their first dental assessment within six months to one year when the first primary tooth appears. In some cases, a child can have his/her first dental visit no later than age one to two. You can bring your child to the dental office as soon as you see the first baby tooth in his/her oral cavity. This will allow dentists to detect early oral problems and prevent dental complications.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
You can ask your friends or family if you don’t know a dentist in your area. Here at Exploits Valley Dental Office, we offer pediatric dentistry services that can help you with your child’s first dental visit.
Before you set a schedule with a dentist, tell your child in advance that someone will look at his/her teeth and clean them. Show them pictures and explain why they need to see a dentist. Once you’re in the dental office, make sure that you’re with your child during the dental examination to support them. The first dental visit is crucial to help children get accustomed to the environment and the people in the dental office.
If you need help with your child’s first dental visit, feel free to contact our office in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland. We will gladly assist you and your child’s dental needs!
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