Our friends at St George Paediatric Dental Specialists have shared some interesting information around when a child should first see a dentist.
Australian and international paediatric dental associations recommend that a child should have their first dental check-up no later than 12 months of age, or within 6 months of teething. The one year-old check-up allows us to assess your child’s dental growth and development, and his or her risk of developing decay. At this visit, our specialists will assess your child’s medical and dental history, perform a dental check-up appropriate for your child and formulate a home care regimen.
We tailor our advice to you and your child, by providing helpful tips on matters such as teething, tooth cleaning and healthy feeding habits. Early establishment of healthy habits promote optimal oral health for life. Follow-up dental visits at time intervals suitable for your child’s needs will help build your child’s confidence in the dental setting.
Article originally posted on St George Paediatric Dental Specialists website.