Starting from your child first birthday a child should see a dentist once every six months. Help your child develop a positive attitude about seeing a dentist.
Here are some tips that may help you. Try taking your baby with you when you go for your own dental appointments this will let them get used to the dental office and it staffing. When talking about dental visits either to your child or around your child avoid using negative words such as shots, needles and pain or hurt. Before your child dental appointment you can Play dentist with him/her. By doing so will help you in a fun way get your child familiarize your child with what takes place during a visit.
You may want to ask your dentist how they explain procedures to children. Answer your child questions about dental visits honestly and sensitively as possible. Making sure to keeping it light and up beat.