As a children’s dentist in Hobart, we believe childhood is the best time for prevention and education to promote good lifelong habits. By checking little smiles, we can detect and treat any developmental issues, decay or tooth crowding early, or possibly avoid them altogether.
Dental check-ups and a variety of treatments are available and tailored to the needs of children. Your dentist will discuss the best course of action at the dental check-up appointment.
When should children first see a dentist?
The best time for your child to first see the dentist is at 1 year of age. By then several teeth will be visible in the mouth. Baby teeth are just as important as adult teeth. Their growth and direction is essential for speech, chewing and providing a template for adult teeth.
This simple first appointment allows your child to get used to the dental office and meet our friendly dentist and staff.