The first dental visit of a child must start around the age of 2. If you haven’t already done so, it’s not too late to start. Bring your child to Confident Smile for your child’s first dental visit to make it a positive and enjoyable one. We encourage you to schedule your child’s dental appointment together with the rest of the family to make this a routine event rather than a special occasion.
What Happens On The First Visit?
Your child’s first dental visit provides an opportunity to get used to our dentist’s high-tech chair. The first consultation mainly entails a visual inspection, making sure that there is nothing unusual with your child’s teeth and gums. Our dentists take time to answer any questions to create a positive experience for both the child and the parent.
Apart from performing an oral examination, the dentist assesses the child’s growth and development and identifies any risk of dental decay. We will also educate the child and parent on brushing techniques and the importance of healthy nutrition on teeth.
What’s The Next Stage?
When the child is aged between four and six, we take digital radiographs that use lower radiation levels when compared to traditional equipment. With the X-rays obtained, our dental specialists see everything between the teeth and under the gum line. We will spot the cavities and determine the number, position and size of teeth under the gums. Based on our findings, we settle on the right dental treatment for your kid.
How to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Health?
Teach your kids about the importance of brushing twice a day.
Teach them the right way to brush and floss.
Try to have teeth cleaning take place at the same time each day.
Ensure that your child takes nutritious foods and drinks.
Try to avoid sugary or highly processed foods, and sugary drinks like juice or fizzy soda.
Without doubt, the regular dental checkups can keep your child’s mouth healthier throughout their lives. Having early checkups at Confident Smile helps you prevent cavities, tooth decay and expensive procedures in the future.
If you have any questions, please call our friendly team.