Parents in Toronto often ask us what age they should bring their child to see a dentist. The first deciduous or baby tooth erupts at the age of about 6 months & the first visit of your child to a pediatrician for dental reasons, should be after 6 months of his first tooth eruption, from age 1-3 yrs.
Prepare your child for their first dental visit
Prepare the child by informing them of what to expect & how it is beneficial to their health. Ease their fear and anxiety. Avoid using any statements or words like drills, injection, pulling out teeth, etc.
Most dentists in Toronto allow parents to accompany their children inside the room, as the kids are not yet mature enough to get treatment done & be separated from a parent for that duration at the same time.
What happens at your child's first dental visit?
A dental office can be intimidating for a child. This visit is to familiarize the child with the dentist and the surroundings, building up a trusting relationship between the two is paramount, so that the child is confident and at ease for his future dental visits. This visit lasts for 30-45 minutes.
Why is the first dental visit of your child important?
The dentist will examine your child’s mouth for:
At 2000 Yonge Dental in Toronto, we see a lot of parents bring their young children for their first dental checkup. Book an appointment for your child's first dental visit by calling us at (416) 807-2000.