What is the Age When a Child Should First Visit the Dentist?
Parents face a state of confusion when it comes to taking their child to visit the dentist for the first time.
10 May 2017
|Last updated on 11 May 2017
Parents face a state of confusion when it comes to taking their child to visit the dentist for the first time. Most children don’t see their dentist until the age of 2 years which is far later than recommended by most paediatric dentists.
It is ideally indicated that a child should be seen by a dentist by the age of 1 year or within 6 months after their first tooth eruption.
Familiarises your child with the clinic environment
Allows the dentist to conduct a quick examination
Conditions child’s attitude towards a dentist
The first dental visit for a child is usually short and does not involve any complex treatments. It is an opportunity for the child to become familiar to the dental clinic’s ambience and build a friendly as well as comfortable relationship with the dentist.
The first visit involves basic oral cavity checkup including cavity check, child’s bite examination, fluoride assessment as well as other gums, jaw or oral tissue problems. The parents are explained about dental developmental issues as well as oral hygiene practices essential for children. Topics of discussion majorly revolve around:
Demonstration of good oral hygiene practices
Dental checkup calendar
If your child is afraid of the dentist, you’re not alone. Using the techniques of sleep dentistry at Dr. Joy Dental Clinics, our team can ease your child’s apprehension and make the entire experience pain-free.
For any further information or to schedule your child’s dental visit with our international team of Paediatric Specialists, call Dr. Joy Dental Clinics Umm Suqeim Branch at 04 346 8333 or visit www.drjoydentalclinic.com.