Usually every parent has different opinion about this. But the best age is as soon as the first tooth erupts in the mouth of the baby. This appointment is not for the child but it is for the parents to understand the importance of oral hygiene.

Usually the most common mistake done by parents at this age is that, the baby is bottle fed in the night while sleeping, and the whole night that milk stays around the teeth of the baby, leading to cavities in all the teeth. This is the worst thing that can happen to a baby’s teeth as young as 2 years, that all teeth turn black.This condition is called NURSING BOTTLE CARIES in medical terminology.

Simplest way to avoid this, is wipe of the teeth with a wet cotton swab, to remove the milk around the teeth, In that way we can avoid any serious condition in child’s teeth in later stages

For any query regarding your child oral health please fell free to contact our paediatric dental expert at Dr Gupta’s Dental Centre in Gurgaon