Primary Teeth – Your child’s first set of teeth, the primary teeth, are far more important to your child’s future dental health than you may imagine. Strong, healthy primary teeth can help your child chew food more easily and speak more clearly.
In addition to this, normal healthy primary teeth act as spacers, allowing the permanent teeth to have space to replace them to assume their propper position in their mouth.
Regular Dental Visits:
The earlier you begin bringing your child to the dentist the better chance you have to prevent problems, which is a lot easier and less expensive than fixing them.
When you begin early you can be reassured that the home care you are providing is working and your child will begin to be familiar with the dental team and look forward to a positive experience.
It is important for the first visit to be a positive experience – so please tell your child that the dentist is a friendly doctor who whill help him or her stay healthy. You know your child, therefore, the best judge of how to get him or her ready – please be positive as you as parents have an improtant role of encouraging and not transferring any of your own anxiety onto the little ones. When your child is young we apply a varnish fluoride which prevents them from swallowing any which is a bonus! In their first visit we do attempt to accomplish as much as possible but we understand we are new to them and will proceed accordingly.
It is recommended that your child visit the dentist every 6 months. By starting dental visits at an early age and keeping them regular, you can help your child have good dental experiences and strong healthy teeth for a lifetime.