Most children between 2 and 3 years old have all their baby teeth, so it is a good time to teach good oral hygiene habits. Of course, baby teeth do not stay forever, but it is also important to take care of them and keep them until their natural replacement. The ideal thing would be to take the children to the dentist so that they begin to relate with the specialist in pediatric dentistry that will attend them.
An advantage of a pediatric dentist is that they are prepared to deal with any reaction that occurs in the dental chair. Most clinics are prepared in their waiting rooms with activities, stories, and games for children to observe and participate.
Also, before taking your child to the dentist, be sure to eliminate any negative feelings (if any) and let your child enjoy their first visit at the dentist with the same enthusiasm as a visit to a friend or relative´s house.
The first visit is primarily for your child to see the clinic and meet the dental team. Depending on the age, behavior and comfort level of your child, you may be asked to hold it while the dentist looks around his mouth to detect any possible decay, examine the bite and the gums.
Depending on how your child’s teeth look, your dentist will tell you when to make the next visit. Most dentists recommend young children to be seen every 6 months as long as there are no major problems.
Do not waste time! Ask for an appointment with our specialist in pediatric dentistry and make your child a part of our family.
¨Salud a primera sonrisa¨