GET­TING TO THE TOOTH

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Celeb Mama -

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.

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