We recommend bringing
your child to their first dental appointment by age 3, for an introduction and
orientation to familiarise them with the dental setting. It is best to ensure
that the first dental experience is not an emergency and not associated with
pain or toothache.
At Hermitage Dental,
we believe visiting the dental clinic should be presented to your child as a
positive experience. We encourage you to reassure your child that we’re here to
help them take care of their teeth. It’s important not to prepare your child for
the appointment by describing any of your own dental experiences that may be
teeth begin to appear at around 6
years old and introducing fluoride is beneficial at this time.