Your Child's First Dental Check-Up is Important
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About First Dental Check-Up
first visit to the dentist. Here is a list of common questions and the answers to help
put your mind at ease.
It is highly recommended that you bring your child in for their first dental visit between 1 and 2 years of age. As soon as their first tooth appears, you may want to schedule an appointment with the dentist. This is to assess your child’s oral health and prepare them for regular visits.
The friendly dentist will conduct a full oral exam of your child’s teeth and gums during the visit. They will also assess their risk of developing dental cavities or other common oral health conditions.
Depending on your child’s age and needs, they may teach them how to brush their teeth properly. They will also provide information about proper oral care and nutrition.
Although some children may be nervous about their first dental visit, there are steps you can take to prepare them. Here are ways to help:
- Talk to your child about the importance of oral health and why it is important to see a dentist regularly.
- Explain that the dentist may need to look inside their mouth but that they will not hurt them.
- Let your child know that you will be there with them during every step of the process. This way, they can feel supported and comfortable throughout their visit.
- Let them get enough sleep before the appointment to be well-rested.
This will depend on the child’s age and dental needs. But typically, kids should visit the dentist every six months for check-ups and cleanings. However, this can change depending on your dentist’s recommendations.
Schedule a consultation with our dental team at Mary River Dental today for more information.