Why should I bring my child to the dentist by their 1st birthday?
The first twelve months of a child’s life is an important period in their dental development, so we strongly recommend a visit to the dentist before reaching their first birthday.
Babies will begin to develop teeth at around 6-9 months old. This period will be accompanied by a number of symptoms, including increased drooling, swollen gums, irritability and sleeplessness.
You may also find your child will be restless and keen to suck, bite and chew on anything they can get their hands on, despite this, you may find they also experience a lack of appetite.
It is recommended that the first visit to the dentist should take place around the time that your child’s first tooth comes through. The dentist will undertake an examination of your baby’s mouth and assess the dental development of your child, making sure that everything is healthy and that there are no potential issues.
Particularly helpful for new parents, the dentist will also offer a complete preventive dental program for you to follow, and provide lots of advice concerning tooth development, nutrition and how to avoid possible problems.
Because you can begin to brush your baby’s teeth as soon as they start to come through, your dentist will also offer advice on how to care for your baby’s teeth, including tips on brushing technique and how much toothpaste to use.
Finally, your dentist will provide plenty of information about pain relief for your child during the teething process, helping to ease the discomfort experienced by your little one and easing the strain on parents!
Free toothbrushes for your child at JDRM Dental Care!
The summer holidays are here and to promote child examinations we’re offering a free toothbrushes with each child examination!
To book an appointment for your child, please call us on 01530 811303.