Oral health is essential to a child’s growth and development, general health and self-esteem. A visit to the dentist at an early age is important to identify problems with your child’s jaw growth and development, and to identify early signs of decay and poor oral hygiene. It also helps to develop a positive relationship with our dentists and hygienists at an early age.
We recommend children visit the dentist at approximately 2 years of age. On your child’s first visit, they will meet with our dental staff and we make sure it is a fun adventure for them.
Your child may not wish to sit in the chair on their first visit and that is OK, trust takes time. They may feel more secure on your lap where we count their teeth together. Some children bring a teddy to join in on the fun. Most importantly our staff will ensure that your child has a positive association with their visit to the dentist.
Prior to their first visit, why not bring your child in with you while you have your teeth checked. This introduces them to the dentist in a relaxed and safe environment. We even give them a ride in the chair, if the child is willing.