It is recommended that your child’s first dental visit should occur six months after the presence of the first tooth or at the latest, by the child’s first birthday. Attending regular dental check-ups promotes good dental health, as well provides parents with the education, resources and knowledge to ensure their child’s positive oral health and hygiene is maintained.
From the moment their first teeth starts to appear, your child’s teeth are just as susceptible to decay and other problems as your own teeth are. Even though their first ‘baby’ teeth are later replaced, they still have a huge effect on your child’s future smile.
At MGA Dental you can expect the following professional services at your child’s dental check-up:
- A review of their oral hygiene habits
- An examination of any sign of early stages of tooth decay
- Advice to parents on their preventative home care routine, including advice on correct brushing and flossing techniques and any necessary fluoride supplements
- A caries risk assessment
- Diet counselling
- Advice on preventing injuries to the mouth and teeth