Dental care for your child should start early, as babies can be at risk of dental decay at as young as 5 months of age. Here are some tips to help you get your child ready for the dentist.
When should a child first visit the dentist?
Children should generally receive their first dental check-ups when they are between 1-2 years old. Prior to a child’s first visit, it is a good idea to take the child with you to the dental office when you visit so that the child becomes used to the surroundings.
How can I help my child avoid worrying about his or her first visit?
If you want your child to relax when he or she visits the dentist, you should talk with your child first. Make sure that you do not use any negative words when discussing the topic and avoid appearing fearful or worried. If you have a positive attitude yourself, you can help your child to learn that going to the dentist isn’t such a big deal.
High Dental can help with gentle care that can make your child’s first visit to a dentist welcoming and anxiety-free.