Taking children to dental appointments at a young age can both prevent the need for emergency dentistry and allay fears, one expert has claimed.
Dr Tom Hall believes that if youngsters are introduced to the idea of dental health between the ages of one and two, they are more likely to be cooperative as they age, Pantagraph.com reports.
Early treatment will not only mean the child is less inclined to develop extensive problems, but will also be advantageous in dispelling any apprehension, he stated.
Leaving the first visit to the dentist until the age of five could be highly detrimental as tooth decay could be prevalent by then, Dr Hall warned parents.
He encouraged people to seek professional expertise, explaining that teaching offspring about good oral practices and talking them through any necessary procedures could help keep them calm.
Writing for the Stabroek News, Dr Kiran Koora recently described how some children may need space maintainers in order to ensure their teeth do not grow crooked.