To the dentist for the first time, after 4 years

Many of the dental problems of adults can be prevented during childhood. However, since the first baby teeth have replacements with the second dentition, dental check-ups during early childhood take a back seat in many families. Specialists in pediatric dentistry warn that you should go to the dentist from age 4, provided there are no problems prior to that age.

One of the happiest moments in the baby's development is when the parents realize that the first client is already visible in our child's gums. This usually happens in the sixth month of life. But until we see all or almost all the teeth will still spend two and a half years. So, when is it necessary to go to the dentist for the first time?


From the age of 4, to the dentist for the first time

The professionals of SmyCenter, the first digital dental clinic in Spain specializing in the design of smiles, recommend begin to go to the dentist from 4 years. Before it would not be necessary to go to the dentist unless it is a major problem to identify possible oral or maxillofacial problems.

In addition, most of the oral problems that appear to us as adults, could have been corrected during childhood. For example, a forward jaw, corrected by taking advantage of the stage of bone development, can prevent major surgery in adulthood.


The negative effects of these oral disorders will affect the child in the short term and during its growth. In addition, the impact extends over time, leading to more difficult problems and greater demand for more complex and expensive treatments.

But we must be careful with this, because the first visits to the dentist should be taken care of so that they do not develop a fear in children difficult to eliminate over time. It is essential to teach them certain oral health habits and some effective prevention measures so that the youngest children learn to take care of their teeth and smiles from the first visit.

The main oral problems in children between 6 and 12 years old

At this age tend to leave the final teeth and the main problems that arise are:

- Tooth decay
- Gum diseases
- Irregularities in the position of the teeth that can be treated with orthodontics


Oral health at school stage

The Official College of Dentists and Stomatologists of the First Region (COEM) recalls:

1. Back to school affects oral health of children, so we must control more their hygiene and eating habits.

2. Bad hygiene habits. Many children who eat in the school cafeteria do not wash their teeth after eating.

3. Sugary lunches and snacks they put the health of the smallest teeth at risk.

4. The beginning of the school year It is a good time to plan the visits of children to the dentist of confidence.

5. Contact sports they are one of the main causes of dental trauma in children and adolescents.

"The return to routine and more orderly schedules favor that children follow a pattern of oral hygiene, however there are other aspects with which we must take certain precautions.Meals away from home are one of the main health risks Our children's oral health tells us that most of the children who eat in the school canteen do not brush their teeth afterwards "says the president of the COEM, Ramón Soto-Yarritu Quintana.

Sara Pérez

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