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FAQs About Visiting the Dentist

*This webpage is for information purposes only. It is NOT a substitute for professional dental advice.*

When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?

A child's first visit to the dentist should be by 1 year of age. If your child is over 1 year of age and has not yet visited a dentist, book an appointment as soon as possible.

How often should I visit the dentist?

You should visit your dentist at least once a year or sooner if your child is experiencing pain or discomfort with their teeth or gums.

My daughter's teeth aren't straight. What should I do?

According to the Canadian Dental Association, teeth that aren't straight can ".affect your bite .make it hard to chew or .cause muscle tension or pain."

Book an appointment with your daughter's dentist to discuss braces or other options.

Is going to the dentist for a cleaning risky?

No. Getting your teeth cleaned at the dentist is completely safe.

Since good oral health affects your overall health, it's important to visit your dentist regularly.

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