It’s recommended children have their
first dental visit when the first teeth become visible or before the first
birthday, whichever comes first. Generally speaking, your child’s first
dental visit really gives you the opportunity to discuss topics around
feeding, teething, tooth brushing, and the obvious being preventing dental decay.
Remember, baby teeth are very essential for your child’s overall health and
wellbeing. In fact, a child’s mouth begins to colonise the bacteria even
before the teeth appear and therefore establishing good diet and oral hygiene
practices from a young age is very important.