At Laser + Holistic Dental we have a strong family focus and recommend an early introduction to dentistry starting at age 2. This is when all of their baby teeth have usually erupted and bite problems are already observable. It is better for the child to become familiar with dentistry, which is a necessary part of life, rather than having to attend the dentist for the first time as a result of a dental crisis such as severe toothache or accidental trauma. The latter situation is very overwhelming and is one reason why people fear dentists, because their first experience was emotionally traumatic and linked to another source of pain.
Our dentists recommend that children from the age of two are seen every six months to identify potential jaw disorders as they develop and to reduce the formation of dental phobias. At Laser + Holistic Dental we are extremely passionate about preventing the need for extractions and braces by addressing alignment issues in the early years when we can influence the shape of the jaw as they are growing. Early intervention to correct mouth breathing, thumb sucking and dental crowding should always be considered as “prevention is always better than the cure”.