When should my child first come to visit the dentist?

When should my child first come to visit the dentist?

Generally speaking, children should start seeing the dentist from the age of two onwards. It is important that they are assessed for their early ‘dental milestones’ and to help parents make sure they are on the right track in terms of home oral care, diet and dental development.

​The baby teeth are incredibly important as their health sets the tone for your child’s future, adult smile. Which is why we encourage early and regular care.

Sometimes very young children won’t have an actual examination on their first visit, but they will get a chance to sit and play in the dental chair. It is a great way to familiarise them to a new environment and to introduce them to the dentist as a fun and non-scary person.

It is well recognised that children who are used to coming to the dentist from a young age seldom develop dental phobias and enjoy better dental health throughout life.

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