Teaching your kids proper oral hygiene sets them up for a lifetime of strong and healthy teeth and gums. Regular dental visits play an important part in this. However, many parents worry about taking their kids to the dentist for the first time. Here are some tips to ensure the visit goes as well as possible.
When should my child see the dentist for the first time?
The Canadian Dental Association recommends that children have their first dentist appointment within six months of getting their first tooth or before their first birthday.The goal of this first visit isn’t to get dental work done. Instead, it’s to get the child used to the environment of a dentist’s office and for the dentist to perform a quick examination. Following this first appointment, kids should see the dentist twice a year.