Becoming a parent is one of life’s greatest joys, but at the same time it’s also fair to say that it is one of life’s greatest stresses too! All of a sudden you are responsible for everything that this little bundle of joy does, along with making sure that it stays happy and healthy until it gains independence and can take care of themselves!

One consideration is their oral health and visiting the dentist.  When exactly is the right time to take your little one for their very first appointment in the big chair?

Here at Live Life Smiling, we have all of the answers for you, so you don’t need to keep guessing!

Here is some information about when your child should first be visiting a dentist in Newcastle.


  • From a professional point of view, the date of a child’s first visit to the dentist is probably much earlier than you would imagine.


  • Many parents don’t make an appointment until their little is more than two years old, but the ideal age is closer to the one year old mark.


  • In general, a good rule to follow is to make a first appointment within six months of their first tooth coming through. This is a suitable enough time frame for the tooth to erupt in all its glory, and then the dentist can take a look to assess the surrounding area to make sure that everything is looking healthy and normal.


  • A baby’s mouth might be tiny, but there is a lot that can be gleaned from an early age appointment. A dentist will be able to tell by the look and feel of the gums whether everything is growing and developing as it should, and it also gives them a chance to talk to you as parents about what you are doing to make sure that the erupting teeth are being cleaned and taken care of properly.

If your little one has got to this important stage and you need to find a dentist in Newcastle to make an appointment, then please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are a friendly practice that love families, and we make sure to have everything in place to make your child’s first dentist appointment as fun and stress free as possible.

It’s always good to get them into a scare-free routine from the very beginning.

For more dentistry information, read our previous blog on the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist!