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When Should Children Start Seeing A Dentist?

It is important for parents to bring their children to the Dentist as soon as possible, bring them along with you for the first time and get them used to coming.   This prepares them for future visits, the earlier the visits begin the more relaxed the children will be.  You should then take them for regular check ups as often as the Dentist recommends, usually every 3-6 months.

Cleaning your child’s teeth should be a part of their daily hygiene routine and should begin as soon as the first teeth start to come through.

Try to limit sugary or acidic food and drinks to mealtimes only and if you want to give your child a snack stick to cheese, vegetables and healthy alternatives.

It is important to supervise cleaning until your child is at least seven.  Once all of the teeth have come through use a small-headed soft toothbrush in small circular movements concentrating on one area at a time.  Remember to brush behind teeth and onto the gums.  If you can make tooth brushing a routine in the morning and last thing before your child goes to bed this will become a good habit.

Always encourage your child and praise them as this will often get results.

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