Give Your Kids a Gift That Lasts for Life – Establishing Their “Dental Home”

Give Your Kids a Gift That Lasts for Life – Establishing Their “Dental Home”

A healthy, attractive smile is a huge asset and is a great gift for any parent to give their child. Make sure your kid benefits from good oral health by establishing a “dental home” for them while they are still very young. Ideally, a child should have their first dental visit by age one or soon after that first tooth pokes through their gums. Typically, primary teeth begin emerging around age six months.

Why Should a Kid See a Dentist so Soon?

Early dental visits help establish a preventative regime of excellent oral care that includes regular dental checkups and cleanings, and dental care at home. When we first see children, we can assess their dental health and their risk of dental disease, using this information to develop a preventative dental care plan. Also, it helps your child to begin building a relationship with everyone at the dental practice. Here at Complete Dental, we love seeing young children and ensure every visit is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, helping your child to recognise our dental practice as a safe and secure space. Practising preventative care during childhood greatly increases the likelihood that your child will practice good oral care into adulthood.