When shoud i bring my child to the Dentist?

January 16, 2018


This is a question i get asked on a regular basis.

When should i bring my child to the dentist?


At first, take your baby along to your own dental appointments. That way he'll get to know the sights, sounds, smells and routine of your dental surgery.

If you get anxious about going to the dentist, make a separate appointment for your baby instead. Then he won't pick up on your fears.


I personally believe it is best to get your child used to the dentist at an early age. You should never wait until you child has toothache before bringing them to the dentist as they will always associate the dentist with pain.


Take your children to the dentist when their first tooth comes through or at least by the age of one. Make this an exciting time — but don't use sweets as bribes! — because it will set the tone for how the dentist is viewed for years to come.


Taking your child to the dentist at a young age is the best way to prevent problems such as tooth decay, and can help parents learn how to clean their child's teeth and identify his or her fluoride needs. After all, decay can occur as soon as teeth appear. Bringing your child to the dentist early often leads to a lifetime of good oral care habits.


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