It is recommended to take your child for their first visit to the dentist at the age of approximately six months, or at the moment when the first tooth has erupted. The first visit of a child to the dentist is intended for parents, because the dentist will explain how to take care of the infant’s teeth, as well as discuss how the infant’s food affects the health of the teeth and oral cavity.
At the age of one year and one year and a half During this period, the dentist can see so-called nursing bottle caries (if the child has at least one tooth with caries, removed or filled tooth by the age of 71 months) and prevent it promptly. The most common causes of caries include long-term or even continuous feeding of a child at night with breast milk or from a bottle. The first teeth that start to decay are the front teeth of the upper jaw from the inside; therefore, parents must regularly review the teeth from all sides. It is recommended to preventively visit the dentist two times per year.
At the age of two and two and a half At this age the child must be taken to the dentist preventively, but visits to the dental hygienist must also be commenced - when a full deciduous teeth occlusion develops, the child is ready to meet another specialist of dental health - dental hygienist.
At the age of three At this age most children have complete deciduous occlusion - all deciduous teeth have erupted - a total of 20 teeth. At the moment when all deciduous teeth are present in the mouth, the dentist can determine whether a child has any occlusion problem during an examination of the teeth. The faster occlusion problems are detected, the faster the dentist can determine when correction of occlusion must be commenced and refer the patient to the orthodontist.