We believe that a child should have their first dental visit within 6 months of them getting their first tooth or before they reach their first birthday. Recent studies are showing that by the age of three, a child is already at risk
of having cavities which can be caused by something as innocent as putting a baby to sleep with a bottle of juice or milk.
Along with taking our first look at your child's oral condition, this first appointment is also largely focused on the parents and helping them to establish a good oral hygiene program and diet for the child. It is a little known fact that a child's primary teeth are vital to the long-term health of their permanent adult teeth. The premature loss of primary teeth as a result of accidents or decay can cause serious problems including poorly spaced and crooked adult teeth. As a result, it is just as important to care for a child's baby teeth as it is for the adult teeth that follow.