Children are precious. An early start towards their regular dental health care is the key to their overall health. Waiting for a cavity to develop or a tooth to ache, will not only be distressing for your kid, but it will also affect their attitude towards dentistry for years to come.
American Academy of pediatric dentisty association recommend first dental visit by the first birthday. This gives a better chance of prevention, early diagnosis or treatment of any problems, if present. Although you may worry that your little one will never sit still and open his/her mouth, the first visit will be quick.
What to expect: The first dental visit is made more of informational visit than procedural visit. The dentist examines the teeth and gums to evaluate if any dental decay or presence of any other problem. Brushing techniques suitable for the age are taught to the parents and if required teeth may be cleaned.