It’s an opportunity for parents to review oral health care routines and have a personalized decay risk assessment performed for their child.
At this appointment we also review and demonstrate good brushing and flossing techniques and encourage you and your child to actively participate.
Most children have a full complement of 20 primary teeth by the age of three. The pace and order of eruption can vary from one child to another. Permanent teeth usually begin to erupt around the age of six; however this age can be variable depending on the individual child. Primary teeth play a vital role in proper chewing and eating, providing space for permanent teeth, guiding the permanent teeth into the their correct position, and permitting normal development of the jaw bones, muscles and speech patterns.
FREQUENCY OF DENTAL VISITS
We generally recommend that children see a dentist every six months. This may vary depending on your child’s needs,
eating habits and oral hygiene.