Introducing your child to dentistry
Regular check-ups are important in the early years of childhood, to prevent tooth decay (cavities) and develop good oral hygiene habits. Healthy baby teeth give children a great chance of healthy adult teeth, which they can hopefully keep for life.
Regular check-ups can start from around three years of age, often on a 12-monthly basis at first. Once children are older, this may change to 6-monthly. Many parents of young children had bad dental experiences in their childhood, or heard horror stories from their own parents. This can lead to fearing and avoiding the dentist as an adult, and putting up with tooth and gum problems because of it. We believe that having fun, positive dental experiences will prevent this, and benefit children for the rest of their lives.
Your child’s initial examinations will be informal to start, their first appointment will normally consist of:
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