If you have young children, it's important that you get them used to regular dental visits as early as possible. Introducing them to the dentist at a young age will help them feel more comfortable during appointments, but also teach them the importance of excellent oral health.
At Brisbane Dental Studio, we know how important it is that our patients trust their dentist. Additionally, we understand just how nerve-racking a visit to the dentist can be for younger patients, which is why it's so important that they meet us as soon as possible.
Generally, the best time for you to bring your little one to the dentist for the first time is approximately six months after their teeth begin to show, which is usually around the age of three. Not only will we make sure that your child's oral health is in good shape, it will also create the perfect opportunity for your little one to meet and familiarise themselves with the dentist in a friendly, pleasant environment.
We encourage scheduling an appointment every six months. By doing so, your dentist will be able to keep an eye on their oral health, catching any potential problems such as baby bottle tooth decay, teething irritations and prolonged thumb-sucking early on - this makes them far easier to treat. What's more, the dentist and hygienist can share a wealth of interesting, important oral hygiene information. This will help to ensure that your children keep to good oral hygiene practices from an early age, setting them up for a lifetime of strong oral health.
Even though teaching young children about the value of oral hygiene is important, getting them used to the dentist by bringing them in regularly will also help to ensure that any dental anxiety is kept to a minimum.
The sheer energy of children means that they are especially prone to dental emergencies, and should the worst happen, the team at Brisbane Dental Studio are on-hand to help. Whether your little one is suffering from pain or swelling, we'll do our very best to see your child as soon as possible.