It is important to start early and to show the positive benefits of seeing a dentist, and to help the child realise the importance of seeing a dentist monitor and take care of their teeth. This article helps explain what happens at the first appointment and how to prepare your child for their visit to the dentist.
- Brings a child to the dentist helps them get used to what a dentist does.
- Going to a dentist will help parents know how a child’s dental health should look like.
- Bringing a child to the dentist early will help identify if there are any dental problems before they become bigger problems.
“It is recommended that a child’s first dental visit should be when their first tooth becomes visible or by their first birthday – whichever comes first.”