Wellness Tips | 01 March, 2021

Your child's first visit to the dentist

When should your child start visiting a dentist?

We’ve all heard of baby teeth, right? You may be surprised to hear that kid’s teeth start growing before birth. The first baby (primary) teeth start showing from as early as four months. So, when is the best time for a child to start visiting a dentist? Preferably as soon as the first tooth appears. In most cases, kids should visit the dentist by their first birthday. And it’s best that you begin cleaning their teeth daily.

The first relationship your child has with a dentist can leave a lasting impression. At Maven Dental, we are your local and friendly dentist with experienced staff to help your little one feel welcome and safe.

As kids grow, they’re usually comfortable sitting in the chair alone whilst parents sit in the waiting room. At the first visit, the dentist will examine your child’s mouth for early signs of decay and other problems. They’ll also advise you on what you need to know in terms of helping your child grow up with cavity-free teeth.

After the first visit, be sure your child visits the dentist regularly as this will prepare them for visits into adulthood.

Is it time to book an appointment for your little one? Your local Maven Dentist will be happy to help.