If you are looking at your child and wondering if they are too young to go to the dentist, the answer is probably no.
It can be very surprising to people when they find out how young their child should be when they first start to see a dentist. Experts suggest that teeth brushing begin as early as 6 months old (or as soon as the first tooth appears). In most cases, your child should see a dentist before their first birthday.
Whilst this may seem young, oral health is incredibly important, and it is never too early to start thinking about this. More than 40% of year 1 students have experienced tooth decay. This is why it is so important to introduce your children to good oral health as early as possible.
Trying to take care of your children’s teeth when they are very young may seem a daunting task. If you are unsure of the best way to take care of your child’s oral health, book a visit with your local dentist at My Dental Implants UK!They can help you with day-to-day care for your child, as well as helping them to form good dental health habits, to get them accustomed to taking care of their teeth from a young age! Healthy smiles make for happy children!