At what age should my children start seeing the dentist?
We usually like to start seeing children around the age of two or three, when they are old enough to sit still for a dental examination. Of course, as parents, if you have concerns before that time, we welcome your child to our Ramsgate Beach, NSW dental clinic.
We believe that good oral health habits start early, and kids who start going to the dentist from a young age tend to grow up without dental anxiety. Dr Robert Ayar and his team love treating children, and we look forward to helping them create a positive association with visiting the dentist.
Early dental visits also provide us with the opportunity to ensure that your child’s teeth are developing properly. We also like to go over proper brushing and flossing technique with mums and dads. Kids lack the dexterity to properly brush their teeth until they are over the age of seven or eight, so until that time, it is up to the parents to help.
Even though your children will lose their baby teeth, keeping them healthy is crucial because they can impact the permanent teeth. Baby teeth act as placeholders to help encourage proper growth of the permanent teeth.
If your child is due for a dental examination, we welcome your call to Ayar Dental.