When and Why Should a Child Go to the Dentist
The Canadian Dental Association recommends to take your kid to the dentist for an evaluation 6 months after the eruption of their first baby tooth or at one year of age; afterwards, a dental exam every 6 months is suggested.
Here are 3 reasons why to take your kids to the dentist:
- To assess if their brushing and flossing techniques are effective.
- To become familiar with our team and comfortable in the dental chair.
- The earlier an issue is recognized the simpler it is to treat.
It is best to have your child visit the dentist before there is a problem with his or her teeth. In most cases, a dental exam every six months will let your child’s dentist catch small problems early. When your child goes for a dental exam, your dentist will be able to look for decay and also check your child’s gums, jaw and bite. A positive experience for your child will ensure they have good oral health.