At what age should I bring my child to the dental office for their first visit?
It is recommended by the Canadian Dental Association to schedule your child’s first visit to the dentist within the first 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth or by the age of one year.
The age of one year is a dynamic and exciting time for the growth and development of your child’s oral cavity and it is a perfect opportunity to create a positive and long lasting relationship with their Dentist and dedicated team of oral health care professionals.
During your child’s first visit, time is taken to examine your child’s oral cavity as well as to inform you of what changes you can expect to see throughout your child’s development. Also, early problem signs can be detected and treated.
Your child’s first visit can be a great opportunity to ask any questions that you may have regarding your child’s oral health as well as to gather valuable information regarding diet and oral hygiene an how together they can prevent Early Childhood Caries.
It is never too early to instill healthy oral habits and knowledge that will lead to a lifetime of outstanding oral health.
Dr. Daniel Nosyk, B Sc. D.M.D