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When should I bring my child for their first dental visit?

Date: August 18, 2013 Author: Clonmel Children's Dental Clinic Categories: FAQ

Children should begin to visit the dentist when they are 18 – 24 months old, or as soon as the first few teeth erupt and ideally before any problems develop. We can then introduce your child to the dental clinic in a calm and happy manner and start your child off on a lifetime of good oral health.

These early visits allow us to identify any risk factors for the development of dental diseases including dental decay and give practical advice on prevention. Dental caries is a preventable disease and some small changes introduced early will ensure a healthy happy smile. An early intervention can help prevent more complex procedure later on – a stitch in time saves nine!