At Midtown Dental, the oral hygiene of children is our specialty. The first dental visit sets the stage for healthy oral care habits, and regular dental visits can prevent anxiety and tooth decay, both of which have lasting effects for your child’s oral health. We offer the fun of Kidtown to help mitigate any anxiety and make regular dental visits exciting for our little patients!
When should I bring my child in for their first check up?
The Canadian Dental Association recommends that you bring your child in for their first check up 6 months after their first tooth breaks or at 1 one year of age, whichever comes first. This helps to guide your little one on a path of good oral hygiene, alleviate dental anxiety, as well as allow you to ask questions about best practices for those little pearly whites. For more information about caring for your baby’s first teeth, read here.
3 important reasons to bring your little one in for regular dental appointments
Dental anxiety prevention
Many of us suffer from dental anxiety, even as adults. One way we can prevent it in our children is to start them at the dentist early, and make their first visit a positive one. Our fun and interactive space at Kidtown is the perfect way to introduce your child to the dentist without causing fear! Read more about how to navigate your child’s dental anxiety here.
Tooth decay in infants and children can having lasting effects
While baby teeth are impermanent, they serve an essential part in the development of the jaw. Not only can tooth decay turn into a terrible infection, but the removal of those baby teeth can also prevent the jaw from growing large enough to accommodate adult teeth, leading to malocclusion (crowded teeth, misaligned bite, and more). If you want to read about preventing dental decay, we have some more information here.
A great place to ask questions!
You can talk to your pediatric dentist about what kind of toothpaste to use, what toothbrush is best, and learn the best ways to care for your child’s teeth and gums. We’re here to help you and your child develop good oral hygiene habits for life! Check out this blog for some more helpful tips on encouraging your child to brush daily.
Have a castle adventure and visit our pediatric dentists!
Kidtown is an interactive children’s clinic designed to make the dentist fun and engaging. We strive to make the dentist a positive experience to prevent dental anxiety and encourage healthy habits from the start. To set them up for a lifetime of oral health, bring your child to Kidtown! Book an appointment today at the most enchanted dental clinic of them all!