At what age should my child start seeing the dentist?
Your child’s 1 st visit should be around his/hers first birthday, as recommended by the Canadian Dental Association. This is a good time to discuss daily homecare, eating habits, fluoride and any other concerns that you (Parent) may have regarding your child.
At the age of 2 years old your child will have all of his/ her primary teeth. Seeing your Dentist early will create important dental health guidelines and establish an early relationship with you and your child which will encourage better “trust” for future visits!
The 1 st visit is dependant on the child and we firmly believe that this visit should be a positive and rewarding experience for your child. Every child’s visit is individualized, dependant on their needs and development stage. Through the magic of play your child will experience their 1 st visit in a fun, caring environment!
The visit usually consists of getting to know your child through Cheryl’s puppet friends and rides in the magic chair, followed by a magic water show! A thorough examination by the dentist will be performed where they may choose to take x-rays to determine the development of the teeth, followed by a polish procedure with the “tooth tickler”.
Your child will leave with a treat bag with parent information, toothbrush, 1 st visit dental photo and a smile from ear to ear!
Ask about visiting with the Tooth fairy.