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Your child's first dental visit should occur by age one or within six months of when you see the first tooth.
Regular dental examinations support good health. The earlier your child visits the dentist, the better the chance of preventing a problem, such as decay. This can also increase your child's comfort with the experience. The dentist will:
Fluoride may be applied to strengthen their teeth.
To help create a positive experience for your child:
Your dentist will recommend how often your child should visit, normally twice a year. This allows the dentist to catch any potential problems early to prevent the problems from getting much worse. Children who are at increased risk of tooth decay, have unusual growth patterns, or who have poor oral hygiene may need more frequent visits.
Use our Find a Dentist tool to find a general practice dentist or a pediatric specialist accepting new patients.