First Tooth,
First Visit

The Canadian Dental Association recommends the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age. The goal is to have your child visit the dentist before there is a problem with his or her teeth. In most cases, a dental exam every six months will let your child’s dentist catch small problems early.

3 reasons to take your child for dental exams:

You can find out if the cleaning you do at home is working.

Your dentist can find problems right away and fix them.

Your child can learn that going to the dentist helps prevent problems.

For more information see Your Child’s First Visit on the Canadian Dental Association Website.