Parents often ask, when is the right time to do my child’s first visit to the dentist?
The answer? As soon as baby teeth have started to come through.
Yes, you have read it right. Many parents sometimes compromise their children’s first visit because they thought that it’s too early for them or they don’t think that their child does not need one yet. Little did they know that as early as the first tooth comes out, the possibility for cavities hiding behind is also starting.
According to research, most pre-school children that have tooth decay have not seen a dentist yet. Baby teeth should be well taken care of because they are the ones holding the space for the permanent teeth. If it happens that the baby teeth are in not in good condition, chances are high that the permanent teeth will also have a problem.
When preparing your child for their first dental visit, it is important that you take into consideration that the dentist is very experienced in dealing with children. You should try to explain what will happen during the visit or take them to the practice and let him become acquainted with the environment.
Taking your child at an early age will help in the prevention of tooth decay and can lead to lifetime’s good dental habits.