Parents and guardians with young children often wonder when they should bring their child to see a dentist for their first appointment. At Inglewood Family Dental, we recommend that all children should be seen for their first visit by their first birthday.
When children see a dentist on a regular basis starting from a young age, proper oral habits are developed, and the emphasis on preventive care helps to reduce the instance of tooth decay and infection. The Canadian Dental Association recommends the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age. The goal is to have your child visit the dentist before there is a problem with his or her teeth. In most cases, a dental exam every six months will let your child’s dentist catch small problems early.
Children who visit the dentist from an early age also tend to have better dental experience and are less likely to have dental anxiety as they get older.
Patient education is a priority at Inglewood Family Dental—we always ensure that parents and guardians understand how to keep their kids’ teeth clean, healthy, and cavity-free.
A healthy smile starts when children are very young, which is why it is so important for children to visit the dentist early on. As soon as children’s first teeth begin to emerge, we encourage parents to start brushing and flossing them. This ensures that children become comfortable with the process, setting the course for good dental habits to start early.
Bringing children to the dentist early enables us to provide preventive care that will help ward off tooth decay and cavities as well as any other oral health issues.
Bringing your children to the dentist can be an uneasy experience for both kids and their parents. Inglewood Family Dental offers individualized treatment options for our younger patients, especially those with dental anxiety.
You can trust that our team is trained in working with children to help make their dental experience comfortable. We believe that a compassionate approach to dental care creates a positive experience for children.