Zero to five years: first dental visit

Aim The aim of this study is to determine the age and most common reasons of the first dental visit among preschool children, taking into account family income and parental education in Turkey. Methods This cross-sectional study was conducted in a state dental hospital on 519 children aged 0–5 years who had their first dental visit with no previous dental experience. Veri on age and reasons for the first dental visit of the children and parent relevant veri on family income, educational level, dental visit frequency, and satisfaction about the oral health deva information was collected by means of a questionnaire. Results Of the 519 children of the study, 47.4% were males and 52.6% were females. The mean age of first dental visit was 3.62±1.32 and 2.9% of the children had been visited under the age of 1 year. Pain (36.4%) was the main reason for the visit followed mostly by check-up (23.1%), other reasons (21.4%), and decay noted by parents (15.6%). There was no referral