Information for parents
We are often asked when is the best time to start bringing children to visit the dentist. At Contemporary Dental, we like to see children from a young age in the practice.
We don’t need to examine their mouth until they are about two and a half years old unless they have a problem at an earlier date.
It is good for them to visit before then to get used to the practice, to meet the team and maybe have a turn at sitting in the chair!
- We want to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
- Children suffer less from gum disease, but are at risk of more aggressive decay.
- Gum problems are usually limited to gingivitis at the edge of the gum due to poor, oral hygiene.