Your child's first birthday is an important occasion for both parent and baby and it is an equally important time for your child's teeth and mouth. As a gauge, your child's first visit to the dentist should occur around the first birthday or at the sign of a first tooth.
An acclimatization session is a good way of helping your child get familiar with the dental environment and it allows the child, patient and doctor to get acquainted in a stress free manner.
Routine checkups should be done once every 6 months and is important as it allows us to make sure that milk and permanent teeth are developing and aligning well (Impacted teeth and Supernumerary teeth) and also it helps us assess his risk level of dental decay and identify any onset of cavities early (dental caries).
It is during the routine checkups that we are also better able to help reinforce and educate on the importance of good dietary habits and dental hygiene. As a part of the routine checkups we also review the need for the application of fissure sealants and fluoride.
Toothaches, swelling from acute infection or abscess, the breaking of a tooth and trauma to the mouth from accidental injury need to be handled quickly and effectively to ensure that the child’s exposure to distress is minimized and that the damage to the tooth is limited.
With over 20 years of experience dealing with both hospital and general practice emergencies and casualties, we are well equipped and prepared to soothe and help you and your child through traumatic dental situations.