When should you take your child to the dentist?
Don't wait until your child already has a problem with their teeth to see a dentist!
It's recommended that a child has their first dental visit by their 1st birthday, or within 6 months of getting their first tooth. During their visit, we'll check that their teeth are developing normally and offer you advice about how to look after your child's oral health at home.
Regular check-ups are important as they give our dentists and oral health therapists the chance to examine your child's mouth and spot the warning signs of problems before they develop. We encourage parents to ask any questions they have so we can help you to take the best care of your child's developing teeth every day.
We'll discuss the most suitable visiting schedule for your child based on their individual needs. You should also make an appointment at our dental clinic if you notice anything unusual about your child's mouth, such as loose or discoloured teeth or red, swollen or bleeding gums.