It is recommended that your child has their first checkup at the age of 1 year old. We will then teach them about the surroundings and make them comfortable. As well as examining the teeth, we will give some advice to the parents concerning the brushing, the baby bottle, the pacifier, etc. This appointment allows us to do some prevention for a good teeth development and a good oral hygiene.
You may also bring your child before the age of 1 if you suspect a problem.
It is preferable to take a morning appointment for kids because they will be more receptive. It is therefore easier for us to have their collaboration.
Quebec health card
It is important to bring the health card of your child to their appointment because the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) covers an exam once a year for children under the age of 10 year old. Some other curative treatments are also covered; however preventative treatments such as cleaning, fluoride or sealants are not.