The first year: what to expect
It’s never too early to start thinking about your baby’s dental health. And as soon as your little one’s first milk teeth start appearing, you’ll need to start gently brushing them twice a day with water and age-appropriate toothpaste.
This won’t just help to prevent cavities caused by things like baby bottle tooth decay or the sugars passed on in breast milk – it will also get your baby’s teeth and gums used to the sensation of brushing.
Time to visit the dentist?
We recommend bringing your little one to see us as soon as their first tooth erupts – or by their first birthday at the very latest. After that we’ll arrange to see them once every six months. But the more you can get them used to the new sights, smells and sounds of the practice, the better. It’ll also mean your child is much less likely to develop a dental phobia.
Feel free to pop in whenever you’re passing to make coming into the practice feel less like a big deal. Or, why not bring your little one along whenever you come in for a check-up too?
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