GETTING TO THE TOOTH
QWhen should my child first visit the dentist?
AFounding member oral health advisory panel (OHAP) and dental therapist Julie Barker says: It’s recommended that children should have their first dental check by the time they turn one. While they may not have many teeth at this age, children are at risk of early childhood tooth decay once their baby teeth erupt, and starting early helps to establish good oral health habits. It also helps to establish dental checks as part of their routine to reduce later anxiety or fear.