Taking your child to the dentist

Taking your child to the dentist for the first time can be daunting, even up until their early childhood years. As soon as your child develops teeth they are at risk of cavities. Dentists recommend children have their first check-up within six months of the eruption of their first tooth, and no later than their first birthday. Regular check-ups should then follow, twice a year, as is recommended for adults.

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Dental cavities

Also known as tooth decay, dental cavities are caused by acid erosion of tooth enamel. When bacteria and plaque build up on teeth, optimal conditions are created in the mouth for tooth decay to occur, which is why it is essential to prevent or treat dental cavities early on.

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