Hi, Dr Miranda Sageman at Bespoke Dental. Today, I’d like to chat about our first dental visit.
We just booked in a new patient Sophia, and her son James, from Aranda. She rang us and asked “When should I start bringing my son to see you?”. This is a question we are often asked by parents, so I thought I’d make a short video explaining this, just in case you have the same question.
Here at Bespoke Dental, we are lucky to be supported by two oral therapists specially trained in children’s dentistry. The first experience a child has at the dentist should be fun, joyous, and safe. This is the first and best chance we have as clinicians and parents to set up a great attitude and routine for kids and ultimately adults with their dental wellbeing.
We encourage parents to bring their children as young as 12 months into the dental clinics so that they can see how much fun it is to ride in the chair.
As they get older, we love to count their teeth together, and sometimes make them sparkle with an introduction to the dental polishing instruments. Children around three years of age enjoy this experience.
Ideally, the first experience is one of exploration without a toothache. We try to schedule young children’s appointments in the morning when they are most cooperative. If a child has a toothache, it is important that we gain their confidence.
Here at Bespoke Dental, our philosophy is that Prevention is the key to all dental issues. So, the earlier we can educate our children and parents, the better.
I hope this gives you a better understanding of when you can bring your child in for their first dental visit and why. If you have a young child and you are ready to start their optimum dental health journey with them, we would love to look after you.
Simply give us a call, complete the form on our website, or direct message us on social media, and our friendly team will be in touch to organise your appointment. We look forward to meeting you soon.
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