The Canadian Dental Association suggests children come in for their first dentist appointment either at 12 months old or six months after the growth of their first tooth. We do free checkups for all kids three and under until they are comfortable enough to have their teeth polished. However, a good rule of thumb is to bring your child in for a dental checkup every six months.
The goal of the first few visits is to make kids comfortable and create positive experiences. Friendly and enthusiastic, Dr. Parsa engages your children. The first visits are kept simple, exposing your child to the dentist’s office and getting them comfortable in the dentist’s chair. Depending on their openness to the experience, Dr. Parsa might count your child’s teeth or place a device in their mouth. Excitement and positive reinforcement are essential to every visit!