Humans go through two sets of teeth in their life. “Baby” teeth arise in the first year of life and can last up to 12 years. Dentists do not like to not let their clients not visit the dentist even if they just have “baby” teeth. Oral hygiene is important from an early stage as it not only teaches good habits but also helps identify tooth, jaw and gum issues that may need to be addressed early on in life.
It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that the first visit to the dentist be around 6 months after the first tooth makes its appearance. What will your dentist do during your child’s visit? Your child will receive a thorough cleaning by our hygienist who most likely will apply a fluoride treatment to their teeth. Other common procedures performed by the dentist include tooth extractions, pulp treatment, dental crowns, cavity fillings and even basic orthodontic treatments.