We often get asked the question: “how old should my child be to be seen by the dentist?”. Our answer has always been what is recommended by the American Dental Association (and almost all other dental associations and organization in the world), which is, when they get their first tooth which is usually at the age of one.
You must be wondering, what is the dentist going to check at this age!? Well, our focus will be on educating the parents at this visit and we will spend a couple of minutes checking your infant or toddlers teeth for signs of cavities and assess the pattern and timing of eruption and shedding of teeth. Our focus will be educating the parents on how to prevent cavities and how to care for your children’s teeth.
When toddlers and infants require dental treatment such as restorations or extractions, we usually recommend single visit sleep dentistry which is the safest way to delivery the needed dental work to them without causing long term dentalphobia and anxiety later in life.
Dr. Novin has extensive experience providing such services to his patients and Stouffville Smiles Dentistry has been specially designed for such services.