What Age Should a Child go to the Dentist?
We frequently have parents get in contact with us asking what age should a child go to the dentist? This is why we’ve put together this article to help parents understand more about children’s dentists.
At Spa Dental Clinic, we understand that visiting the dentist can be a worrying time for many people, especially children. A children’s dentist can help prevent tooth decay and identify any other oral health problems at an early stage. It is, therefore, a good idea to make your child understand from an early age the importance of visiting the dentist and show them it doesn’t have to be a frightening experience.
To help we have put together a few useful pointers:
Take your child to the dentist when their first milk teeth appear so they can meet the kid’s dentist and become familiar with the children’s dental clinic environment.
Just opening up your child’s mouth for the dentist to have a look can help make your child more comfortable with future dental visits.
When you take your child to visit the dentist you should make the experience fun and always be positive about visiting the dentist. This should help to prevent your child from becoming worried about visiting the dentist in future.
You should take your child for regular dental check-ups as advised by your dentist.
If you’re wondering do you pay for children’s dental care? Remember, children’s teeth examinations are free on the NHS and maintaining regular visits from an early age should help to ensure they grow up with a healthy, happy smile.
Our friendly team will always go out of their way to make sure your child leaves the dentist with a smile on their face. If you’re looking for an NHS dentist for kids or would like to find out more about what age a child should go to the dentist, get in touch with us today or call us on 01905 773111 to book your child’s FREE NHS dentist appointment.