One of the best gifts you can give your child is excellent oral health, and this is where the concept of a “dental home” is extremely useful. It refers to the ongoing relationship between a dentist, the child and their parents and includes a regime of comprehensive preventive oral health care that begins no later than age 1.
We realise this may seem very young, but at this age, your child will begin becoming used to the new sights, sounds and smells in a dental practice. You can hold your child on your lap for the first few visits while we take a quick peek inside their mouth. These early visits provide the perfect opportunity to begin an effective preventive dental care routine, building a foundation for good dental health right throughout life.
Dental education is an important part of this process, and we can teach you how to look after your child’s new teeth most effectively, something many parents find extremely useful and reassuring. Also, we can talk to you about other habits that can cause dental problems, especially baby bottle tooth decay which is a huge concern. As your kid gets older, we begin working with them directly, gently educating them in a way that is fun and entertaining, yet ensures they grow up learning the proper way to care for their teeth and gums.