When should my child’s first dentist visit be?
It is generally recommended for a child to have their first dental visit as soon as their first tooth appears in the mouth at around 6-7 months of age. Although there won’t be much dental treatment, dentists are able to check the parent’s cleaning technique and can provide dietary advice.
Baby teeth are important not only for chewing but for the child’s development of oral anatomical structures as well as speech and self-esteem. Not only this but it is crucial to instil a positive dental attitude at a young age with comfortable and regular dental visits which may influence the child’s attitude towards dentistry in the future.
At Hillier Road Dental, we aim to create friendly and warm dental visits to assist your child to form positive memories and attitudes towards dentistry.