When should dental wellness begin?
According to the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the first visit to the dentist should be ‘when the first tooth comes in, usually between six and twelve months of age.’ The most important aspect of the first visit is education for the parents. We use this time to discuss things like hidden risks in every-day foods, tips for brushing a (not so cooperative) toddlers teeth, when it’s safe to start using fluoride and many other topics.
Early examination and preventive care will protect your child’s smile now, and in the future. This exam will include: oral hygiene instruction, nutritional evaluation, cavity risk assessment, and much more. Make an appointment today for your Infant Wellness Evaluation. You and your child will smile for making the Smile Design Centre your dental home.