Children’s Dentist at Queanbeyan Dental Clinic
Providing Comprehensive & Gentle Dental Care for Every Child In our world, it is easy to forget to take care of ourselves, and this is especially the case when it comes to taking care of our teeth. From the moment a child’s teeth start growing, it is recommended that they are brought in for regular check-ups throughout their childhood.
Start Them Young
Early and frequent dental visits are important for establishing good habits and fostering healthy teeth and gums for life. Once those pearly whites start forming, it is a good idea to seek a professional’s opinion on a child’s teeth development.
Another way to ensure your child gets comfortable with seeing a dentist from a young age is to take them along to your own dental appointments. That way, they can observe what happens during mum and dad’s dental visits – show them that it isn’t scary and completely ordinary!
As soon as a child understands that everyone goes to the dentist, their own visit will be seen as normal and that there is no need for nerves.
At What Age Should a Child First See a Dentist?
As recommended by the Australian Dental Association, a child’s first dental visit should occur when their first tooth is visible, or when they turn one – whichever comes first.
This may seem early to some, but it is the ideal time to check and assess tooth enamel, gums, and tissue. Early check-ups allow the dentist to review the likelihood of future decay risk as well as look at potential issues that may affect cleaning and feeding.