The earlier a child comes to the dentist the better
Ideally, it is beneficial to bring your child to the dentist after the appearance of their first milk (primary) tooth. This allows a dentist to get a look at the alignment of the child’s jaw and to ensure the developing health of the their teeth and gums.
They also become comfortable with the dentist and get to know the dental surgery as a kind and friendly environment. The last thing a child wants is to be rushed into an unknown place with an emergency and be frightened.
Education is the key…
At Orchard Dental we believe it is imperative that a child is educated about looking after the health of their teeth from an early age.
When you bring your child for a check-up at Orchard Dental we make the experience fun! We even provide music and television during treatment. At the completion of treatment, your child will receive an oral health pack (which includes a themed toothbrush, toothpaste, activity book and crayons) to encourage good oral hygiene at home.
We create a comfortable environment so that children have positive associations with the dentist.