Going to the dentist for many may be the worst visit that can be made, since many people have fears mostly for traumas suffered as children.
When should it be done?
The first encounter should be carried out at three months of age, since the parents have to be educated about how to clean their mouth, because when they feed, milk residues remain in the infant’s mouth, producing bacteria that could facilitate the presence of cavities when the first teeth appear.
In addition, the other visit should be made after the appearance of the first tooth. It is worth remembering that during the first one the children must feel security and the parents must be in charge of preparing them.
Entrusted to the dentist
The experts point out that before the child attends his first consultation, the child’s caregivers must show full confidence in the professional, never instill fear in them.
An alternative is to play the dentist at home or show them videos so they know what is going to happen during that meeting and explain that the professional will perform the best diagnosis according to each case.
The first visit consists in completing the child’s medical history, assessing risk factors, adapting to the consultation, cleaning the teeth, reviewing and finally, a series of personalized hygiene recommendations are given according to the needs of each patient.
After the first review will depend on the risk factors of the patient and that it would be from 1 month to 6 months, this in order to prevent diseases, habituate the child to his or her consultation is some condition to make a diagnosis on time.
Advice for the oral health of the little ones
- Perform tooth brushing at least twice a day.
- Prevent the child from falling asleep with dirty teeth.
- Use of toothpaste and dental floss.
- Decrease in foods rich in sugars such as breads, cookies, juices, sweets among others.