What age should a child go to the dentist for the first time?

Your child's first dental visit should be as soon as their first tooth comes in, and definitely before their first birthday. You may be asking yourself, 'Why do I need to take my child to the dentist at such an early age?' As soon as your child develops their first tooth, he or she is prone to getting cavities.  One of the best things you can do as a parent is be proactive about your child's dental health and help set them up for success in their healthy smile for a lifetime!

At LOL Dental in St. John's, Gander, Goosebay and Labrador, our goal is to have you visit us before there is a problem with his or her teeth. Parents want to make sure that their child's health is number one and that includes their dental health. We want to to help you establish and great foundation of oral health care for your child. At LOL Dental, we believe that information about your child's first dental visit should be simple, clear, and easily accessible to everyone. No matter what the age of your child, great oral hygiene is a must and it's nice to know that you are doing everything you can as a parent through the trusted guidance of LOL Dental.

Finding clear information baby oral health shouldn't be that hard!

You and your child deserve the support of Dr. Lyna Naseri who has
  • 12+ years of dental experience, including orthodontic dentistry
  •  A Doctorate in dentistry from the University of Montreal
  •  Has treated 1000+ child patients
  • Dr. Naseri knows how to help parents work with their children to develop good oral health habits, and to prevent cavities

Taking your child to the dentist for the first time can be scary for both of you. Dr. Naseri and her team understand how to make babies feel at ease and to be comfortable at the dentist’s office.  Pediatric dentists can address problems that only occur in children and that can impact the growth and development of their mouth, face, and adult teeth. That’s why it is important for children to see their pediatric dentist before the age of one, and then have regular check-ups.  Pediatric dentists can help parents learn and implement the best ways of setting up their child's oral health routine to be a fun and bonding experience with baby!  

What happens at baby's first dentist appointment?

Your child's first visit to LOL Dental will be a quick and easy process. We will greet your little one, count how many teeth they have, and then examine their teeth and gums to ensure that everything is nice and healthy. We expect a parent to stay in the room while the little patient is having their dental exam, as it makes for a much better experience for everyone!
Pediatric oral care should start even as a young infant because even though your baby may not have teeth yet, their mouth can still collect cavity causing bacteria. Make sure to wipe infants gums with a soft cloth after each feeding, and gently brush their teeth twice a day with a pea-size amount of kid-friendly toothpaste. 

Help make your baby's smile a healthy one!

If you are worried about your baby's teeth, it’s because you want to:
  •      Avoid being unsure of your child's dental health
  •      Fend off cavities before they start
  •      Avoid having a battle with your child to brush their teeth when they are older
  •      Stop worrying about your child’s oral health
Instead, you can have:
  •      Preventative care for your child’s teeth
  •      A safe, comfortable atmosphere in the dental office
  •      Instruction for you to help your child's teeth brushing
  •      Help making oral health fun for your child
  •      Freedom from anxiety about your child’s teeth
Let Dr. Naseri help you and your baby to feel safe and confident that a visit to the dentist will be fun and rewarding! 

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