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When Should A Child Visit The Dentist?

On a weekly basis, patients at Blackrock Clinic Dentistry ask us when they should bring their child to the dentist.

The first baby teeth to erupt are usually the lower front 2 teeth at age 6-10 months. Please see the chart below re the eruption pattern.

We advise as soon as the baby teeth begin to erupt then attend the dentist for a dental check-up. Why?

It is very important to get your child familiar with the dentist at an early age. It is vital that they like attending the dentist.

Prevention is better than cure so we recommend attending every 6 months.

Catch decay early to avoid extractions at an early age.

Sometimes orthodontic intervention is required at any early age so regular routine dental examinations are important.

Diet advice- your dentist will advise you on the best and worst foods or drinks for your child’s teeth.

The dentist will advise you the best oral hygiene technique and tips on how your child can improve brushing their teeth.


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