It is recommended that your child's first dental visit should occur within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by a child's first birthday. Attending regular dental check-ups promotes the dental health of children as well as serving as an educational resources for parents.
From the moment their first teeth start to appear, your child’s teeth are just as susceptible to decay and other problems as your own teeth are. Even though their first 'baby' teeth are later replaced, they still have a huge effect on your child’s future smile.
We include the following at your child's dental check-up:
- a review of their oral hygiene habits
- an examination of any sign of early stages of tooth decay
- advice to parents on their preventative home care routine, including advice on correct brushing and flossing techniques and any necessary fluoride supplements
- a caries risk assessment
- diet counseling
- information on finger, thumb and pacifier habits
- advice on preventing injuries to the mouth and teeth