At What Age Should I Take My Kids?

It is recommended that children go to the dentist with their parents as soon as possible. You should then take them regularly, as often as your dentist recommends. This will let them get used to the noises, smells and surroundings and prepare them for future visits. The earlier these visits begin, the more relaxed the child will be.

Cleaning your child’s teeth should be part of their daily hygiene routine.

  • You may find it easier to stand or sit behind your child, cradling their chin in your hand so you can reach their top and bottom teeth more easily.
  • When the first teeth start to come through, try using a children’s toothbrush with a small smear of toothpaste.
  • It is important to supervise your child’s brushing until they are at least seven.
  • Once all the teeth have come through, use a small-headed soft toothbrush in small circular movements and try to concentrate on one section at a time.
  • Don’t forget to brush gently behind the teeth and onto the gums.
  • If possible make tooth brushing a routine – preferably in the morning, and last thing before your child goes to bed.
  • Remember to encourage your child, as praise will often get results!

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