Many adults struggle with dental anxiety due to unpleasant or frightening experiences as children. Early visits to a kids dentist can help your child become familiar with dental care at a young age and make positive associations that can last a lifetime. We understand the special needs and concerns of children and enjoy making these early dental visits fun and educational.
We recommend bringing children in for their first visits as soon as they get their first teeth or by the time they reach twelve months. Studies show that this can reduce long-term dental costs and can get your child used to dental care right from the start. We have a child-friendly dental approach. We involve your child in the exam by explaining everything we are going to do before we do it and talking about healthy dental habits. We also talk to you about ways you can protect your child’s smile even at this young age. This can include cleaning their teeth after each feed and limiting the amount of juice she drinks. Never put him to bed with a bottle of formula, milk, or juice, and when they are old enough, teach her to brush her teeth after meals using a smear of toothpaste. Monitor her until she has established good brushing habits.
Ultimately, you play a big role in your child’s attitude towards dental care, too. If you take good care of your teeth and regularly visit the dentist, your child will understand that dental care is important. Some parents naturally feel a little nervous before a visit to the dentist, but for your child’s sake, try to stay calm and positive. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our team.