Are your children getting enough dental care?

Posted on November 30, 2017 in Dental Education

Being parents for the first time, parents of first-borns are usually more worried about different things and procedures they have to go through. With regards to dental treatment, most parents would ask:  When is the best time to start bringing my child for dental check-ups?

Good habits start from young

We recommend bringing children for dental check-ups since young (best after they have grown their first tooth). You can consider bringing along your child when you visit the dentist for regular checkups. With regards to the age in which your child would comfortably accept dental treatment, the answer varies according to different people.

There are benefits of bringing your child for dental treatment early!

Children will be able to get used to seeing the dentist, as well as be comfortable with the environment. Dental clinics as well as dentists have always been one source of fear for children, therefore exposing them early will give them more time to be acquainted with such a procedure. As the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect!”.

Not only that, bringing your child for dental check-ups early can prevent various bad oral habits from developing. Finding out about it earlier can help with prevention. This will prevent any possible prolonged treatment needed in the future.

As soon as the children have reached a certain age, they will be able to sit on the chair and allow the dentists to count their teeth. This would then be followed up by a full check-up as well as teeth cleaning. As they grow older, dentists will teach your children how to take care of their teeth, and this would aid them in developing a healthy lifestyle.

Feel free to ask any member of our team about this aspect of dental treatment. For more information, contact Alpha Dental.