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A child’s first dentist appointment should happen when teeth start erupting

The AAPD (Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry) recommends that your child’s first dental check up with a paediatric dentist should take place within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth. This may seem early but it is very practical.

Child dentists are focused on preventing dental disease in children and this can only be achieved by seeing your child early. The kid dentist specialist assesses your child’s general health and development, the baby teeth that have erupted, the current diet and oral hygiene practices.

Any modifications that are necessary to improve your infant’s oral health will then be given to you by the paediatric dentistry staff. Your dentist will advise you how often your child will need to be followed up.

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