The Canadian Dental Association recommends that a dentist assess young children within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or one year of age.
Whether your child is 2 or 62 years old, this first visit aims to allow the child to create a bond of trust with the dentist and get used to the idea that he "plays" in his mouth. Most of the time, a checkup every six months will allow the dentist to spot small problems early on and fix them as soon as possible.
Children oral diseases, like other diseases, should be treated. A cavity, an injury or an infection in the mouth is a serious problem that should not be taken lightly. However, bleeding and gum pain is often overlooked.
Here are some reasons why parents should bring their children to the dentist regularly: