Regular Dental visits
When should my child see the dentist for the first time?
Ideally your child should see the dentist when the first tooth erupts which varies form child to child. Approximately it will be between 4-12 months. As a general rule takes introduce your child to the dentist no later than his/her first birthday.
Whom should my child see first a family dentist or a paediatric dentist?
It is recommended to register your child with a dentist to ensure his regular dental check-ups. The paediatric dentist has 2-3 years of speciality training in the field of children and children with special needs. He/she provides both the primary and the secondary care for infants and children through adolescence.
How often should my child see the dentist?
The dentist will decide how often he should see your child. The decision based on the vulnerability of your child to develop dental caries. The common regimens are annually, bi-annually, and 4 times a year.
What happen during his first dental visit?
The first dental visit is usually short. It aims to give your child an opportunity to discover the dentist and the dental environment in a non-threatening and friendly way. You will be present with your child during the visit. During the oral examination the dentist will check all of your child’s existing teeth for tooth decay, potential problems with the gums, jaw, and oral tissues. The dentist will also check the child’s bite. He or she will also educate parents about oral health care basics for children, and discuss other related issues like diet, facial development, and answer any questions you might have.
Will there be any treatment during his first dental visit?
The dentist or hygienist will clean any teeth and assess the need for fluoride.