Good oral hygiene starts at home and tooth brushing can be introduced as soon as teeth start coming through. As far as sitting in the dental chair, each child is different, and usually around 3 or 4, kids can have a ride in the chair and if they will cooperate, we can check their teeth. Kids learn by osmosis, so even watching a parent or older sibling have their teeth checked and polished is a good way to normalise a dental visit.
We all know someone with a horror school dental service story, my goal is to have kids enjoy coming, feel safe and comfortable in the dental setting. I hope all kids leave here wanting to be a Dentist because it’s a fun place to work!