Last month DS (6 yo) went to the dentist for the first time - did a general check up, cleaned and got fluoride on and got his adult tooth checked (which had started to come out). He's due to visit the dentist again this week as the dentist wanted to take an x-ray and check his teeth further as she did spot some potential tooth decay. Unfortunately I have some work situation that is unavoidable (a few business meetings/short trips) and I've been unwell this week as well, and need to re-schedule his appointment. The earliest appointment he could have is after the New Year's (8 weeks from now!).
Do you think having a three month gap since his last visit that'd be too long? Did I make a wrong decision by re-scheduling his dentist appointment? The reason why he's due to visit the dentist this week (although it's only been four weeks since last visit) is because we need to take an x-ray of his teeth.
I have been maintaining his brushing routine to make sure that he does floss and get all the hard to reach places/teeth brushed. I've been trying to reduce his sugar intake as well. He doesn't drink sweet sugary drinks, but he's a chocolate lover! I make sure he brushes regularly and drink plenty of water.
Also is the children dental benefits also ceasing as of 1 January next year? Last month when doing the re-booking, the receptionist lady encouraged me to have the appointment done within this year as the Child dental benefits are ceasing as of 1 Jan.