Hi, my name is Michael Filosi from Fullarton Park Dental. We’re going do a few video series on different questions that we get asked quite a bit to hopefully help our patients and help those looking for a bit of information about dental care and dentistry.
One of the things we get asked quite a bit is, ‘When should I start to bring my children to the dentist?’ It’s a tricky one, and it’s a fair question to ask. What we tend to tell our patients is that you know your kids better than what we do. It’s a good chance to have a good chat to them about it and let them know what dentists do and that there’s someone who will have a look at their teeth and count them for them, and it’s like a tooth doctor who checks them.
And if you feel that they’re old enough to come in, that’s a good chance to bring them in. Normally around about three or four is a good time to start. Some people say a bit earlier, but it can be a bit tricky to get them to sit in the chair and things like that. But we try and make it as comfortable for young patients as we can and give them a really positive first experience, give them a ride in the chair, let them push through the buttons and things. They’ve got a positive image of the dentist and a positive sense of looking after their teeth really well as well.
So yeah, if you think this would be helpful with anyone else that you know who have got young kids, by all means, feel free to share this with them or tag them below. And we’ll see you next time, thanks, bye.