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When Should Your Child’s First Dental Visit Be?

When Should Your Child’s First Dental Visit Be?

As a new mom, you may have many questions about your child’s dental visits. So, if you have doubts concerning when your child should go to his or her first dental visit or, you don’t know what to expect from your appointment, we’ll provide you with the necessary information on maintaining your child’s dental health with the help of our professional pediatric dentists at Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic. 

When should your child’s first dental visit be? 

The first dental appointment should take place before the child becomes one year old, or within six months of the first tooth appearing. Also, you must take an appointment straight away with our pediatric dentists at Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic if you see anything unusual in your child’s mouth such as; white spots, lesions, bleeding, etc..

Why should your child go to the dentist so early? 

Going early to the dentist will prevent your child from getting tooth decay or catching any developing conditions early. Our pediatric dentists at Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic will be able to diagnose and treat your child’s teeth effectively by looking for tooth decay, injuries, and other issues during your visit and will be able to track changes in your baby’s mouth as they age. They will use their expertise to ensure your child is set up to have a healthy smile for life. 

What is the goal of your child’s first visit? 

The goal of your child’s first dental visit is to make him or her feel relaxed. So, the visit consists of a full examination of your child’s teeth, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues to check growth and development. Our pediatric dentists at Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic will clean your child’s teeth and gums, give you guidance with advice on how to properly care for your child’s mouth and answer any concerns you might have. The next visit should be after six months or sometimes three months depending on your child’s case. 

How to choose the ideal pediatric dentist for your child? 

At Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic, our amazing pediatric dentist in Dubai, works hard to keep the smile of your child bright and healthy. They use their international expertise to provide their young patients the best dental treatment. Also, they focus on creating a fun and comfortable environment for your child. When a dental visit is a positive experience, children may be happy to return every six months for their checkup and won’t have any signs of dentophobia and because of that, you will be smiling, too. 

How to prepare for your child’s first dental visit?

You should gently clean your child’s gum even before his or her first tooth appears, especially after breastfeeding. Having a gum cleaning routine will help your child get used to a dental routine and be more comfortable during his or her first dental visit at our clinic. 

Tips for a smooth and an amazing visit

  • – Make sure to schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric dentists when your child is well rested and avoid his or her naptime. 
  • – Make sure your child eats a light meal and brushes their teeth before the dental visit so they won’t be hungry during the visit.
  • – Don’t stress out if your child becomes upset during the visit, and make sure to calm him or her with the help of our pediatric dentist. 

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