The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recommends taking your infant to the dentist within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth or before their first birthday. This early visit can help to establish good oral hygiene habits and allow the dentist to identify any potential issues or concerns.
After the initial visit, it is generally recommended that children visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and cleanings. This can help to prevent dental problems and keep teeth and gums healthy.
If your child is experiencing dental pain, has a toothache, or has injured their teeth, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. In these cases, the dentist may need to provide treatment to alleviate pain and prevent further damage.
It is also a good idea to see a dentist if your child has difficulty biting, chewing, or swallowing, or if they have any other concerns or issues with their teeth or mouth. By establishing good oral hygiene habits and visiting the dentist regularly, you can help your child to enjoy good oral health throughout their life.