When to Take Children to the Dentist

Ipswich Family Dental Practice is the Queensland-based dental professionals who specialise in family dentistry. As dental professionals, we are passionate about the health of your child’s teeth. We want to help educate children about their basic oral hygiene and the importance of a clean, healthy smile and part of that is ensuring that your child visits the dentist regularly. The importance of promoting good oral hygiene practices in children is paramount and beginning a healthy routine with your kids’ dentist can help them in their hygiene journey. In this post we will explain when you should first take your child to the dentist, how regularly you should revisit the dentist and why you should choose us for your local Queensland family dentistry practice. If you have any questions about your child’s dentistry needs, feel free to contact us at our Ipswich practice or our Brassall practice.



How Frequently Do You Need to See a Kids Dentist?

The common rule to follow when you have a child is to take them to a dentist when they reach one year of age, or when their first tooth erupts, whichever comes first. You can simply book an appointment and your dental practice will advise you on how often to visit after that date. For adults, it is recommended that you book dental checkups every six months. For children, depending on the rate of their growth and possible oral hygiene issues, the recommendation for dental checkups is 6-12 months.


Why Choose Ipswich Family Dental Practice


Here at Ipswich Family Dental Practice, we pride ourselves on being dedicated to family dentistry practices and ensuring that our practices are welcoming places for everyone in the family. For children’s dental care, maintaining a regular brushing routine and healthy habits at home is just as important as visiting the dentist. We offer practical information for you and your child and ensure that they are encouraged to adopt the right behaviours early. We care about dental hygiene and healthy wellbeing and don’t believe that the dentist is somewhere that your child needs to fear visiting


How to Make an Appointment

If you would like to make an appointment with us, you can book an appointment online at either our Ipswich or Brassall clinics. Alternatively, you can give us a call at either destination and we can discuss with you what type of appointment your child needs.


Feel free to get in touch with us at Ipswich Family Dental Practice with any questions or concerns you have when it comes to family dentistry or your child’s oral hygiene. We will be happy to discuss options with you and can happily book an appointment for dental checkups and other dental practices over the phone as well as online.

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