A question we often hear from new parents is “when should my childs first visit be to the dentist.”  The Canadian dental society recommends within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth, or at one year of age.

Your child’s first visits to the dentist are very significant ones.  At about 1 year old, the visit is not about cleaning ect, but more about a short introduction to an office. Most importantly the visit is an opportunity for education for mom and dad.  By that time, many parents will also have questions specifically pertaining to their childs teeth, so that is a good time to have those answered.  Most dentists will do these happy visits at no charge.  After that, similar visits every 6 months are recommended so your child’s teeth can be checked to make sure that there are not any areas that look suspicious.   When your child is around three, often times an introduction to cleaning can begin.

Another thing that dentist will check, is your childs bite to insure that there is adequate spacing and your childs teeth are not in cross bite.  Malocclusions (misalignment of the teeth) can also be caused by thumb sucking and pacifiers, so early diagnosis of some of these things can be helpful.

The most important thing for your child during this process, is positive experiences!  The idea with early introduction, is to avoid the first visit being to the dentist due to pain that could have been prevented.  Kids can have a lot of fun at the dentist, and with excellent preventative techniques and materials today, we can keep our kids decay free!

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When Should My Child’s First Visit To The Dentist Be

A question we often hear from new parents is “when should my childs first visit be to the dentist.”  The Canadian dental society recommends within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth, or at one year of age. Your child’s first visits to the dentist are very significant ones.  At about 1 year […]

Tips for Building great Oral Health for Kids!

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Your Mouth Can Hide A Dangerous Secret

Your Mouth Can Hide A Dangerous Secret Oral Cancer The all too common dreaded ‘C’ word- it’s a scary reality for all of us. In our office, we feel that all our patients should be scanned regularly for any oral manifestations that could potentially lead to abnormal cell growth and malignancies. As of April 2014, […]

The Wisdom in Wisdom Teeth

One should never ignore any kind of pain. Wisdom teeth are something that bothers almost everyone when they start appearing. You can consult your dentist to keep in check the position and growth of your wisdom teeth.  Your dentist will also suggest whether keeping your wisdom teeth are good or bad for you.  Not all […]

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