Your Child’s First Trip to the Dentist | Dentist Whitehorse

Child’s First Trip to the Dentist?

The First Trip To The Dentist – A Guide For Parents

As we all know, having good dental health is essential to overall wellness. Developing in your children the habit of brushing and flossing is a wonderful start, but regular check-ups and cleanings with your dentist are an essential part of maintaining good oral health. When you start caring for their dental health as children, you ensure their overall wellbeing for their adulthood to come.

A Primary Tooth Timeline

The time when a child gets his or her first tooth varies between the first three to sixteen months after birth. On average, the first tooth usually erupts around six months. Incisors are the first teeth to erupt, with the bottom two teeth traditionally arriving four to eight weeks later. The timeframe of tooth eruption in infants and toddlers is hereditary.

Teeth continue to erupt in the child’s mouth until all twenty primary teeth have arrived. This process is generally completed by age three. At this point, the child will have these teeth until the shedding process begins. Children start to lose their primary teeth sometime during the ages of six and seven

If it is time for your child to visit the Dentist then this is a must read. Some great tips for considering when your child should make their first dentist trip. As well it talks about how to calm them down and prepare them for the dentist. Check it out!

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