When should your child have their first dental visit? Although you can take your child when they are younger, specialists advise doing so between six months after the eruption of their first tooth, or at the latest, within a year. If at all feasible, arrange appointments in the morning when small children are alert and rested.
Give a preschooler or older child a rough concept of what to anticipate in order to get them ready for the visit. Describe the significance of visiting the dentist to increase interest and comprehension. Describe to the dentist your worries and any questions your child might have.
Keep in mind that your attitude regarding getting your teeth cleaned may differ greatly from that of your youngster. Be sincere in how you feel about the dentist, and allow your child to express their own feelings about it. Respect is important, and they will appreciate being listened to.
Give the dentist your child’s whole medical history before the initial appointment. If your child is typically obstinate, belligerent, apprehensive, or scared in other situations, talk with their dentist about how to make the appointment easier for everyone. And always keep in mind that children have a hard time articulating their feelings in new situations, and that can make their behavior worse.