Your young one’s first visit to our dental practices needs to be exciting and enjoyable. Children are not born with a natural worry of the dentist, but they can fear the unknown. Our workplace makes a unique effort to make use of pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to explain each treatment to all children. We want you and your family to feel at ease from the minute you enter our workplace. The more you find out about the first visit, the more at ease you will certainly feel.
Your children’s first primary, or “infant”, teeth will start to appear in between the ages of 6-12 months, and will continue to come in until about age three. When your child has finished teething, you can expect a total amount of 20 primary teeth!
These main teeth are lost at different times throughout youth, and their permanent teeth begin appearing at age 6, and continue until age 21. Grownups have 28 permanent teeth, 32 teeth including wisdom teeth.
The Canadian Dental Association recommends that children must see a dental professional by their very first birthday. It is very important that your child’s newly-erupted teeth (they typically appear at 6-12 months of age) receive proper dental care and correct dental health practices right from the start.