It is often a good idea for you to bring your children with you for your dental appointments. This will familiarize your child with our staff and make them comfortable with our office.
When a child is three years old they should be brought for an examination. We probably would not take x-rays or clean the teeth at this time. Then, they should be brought every year until adult teeth start coming up.
By bringing a child at a young age, this will keep their dental appointments short and easy. This will turn them into a patient who enjoys coming to the dentist. If we wait until the child is in pain, their first appointment will be less pleasant and is a poor start for the child. If we see your child while everything is alright, then going to the dentist will become a positive event.
Children's imaginations can run wild. If you bring your children with you, especially for the regular check up and cleaning appointments, they will learn positive things about going to the dentist. Many kids can't wait to go because they have been seeing their older siblings going for years.
It is important to speak positively about going to the dentist otherwise fears can be created for no reason. Children are naturally positive and only have fears if we teach them fears.
We love giving prizes to kids for coming to the dentist. Be sure your child gets one.
Positive feedback after treatment is finished.
We all thrive on positive feedback. We will make sure that your child gets lots of positive feedback. Positive feedback from the parents also is excellent.
Our Dental Choice offices in Calgary and Edmonton are looking forward to helping your children maintain excellent oral health, starting at a young age. If you have any questions about children's services or would like to book an appointment, call (780) 444 8936 in Edmonton or (403) 265 2527 in Calgary to find an office near you. You may also visit our locations page to see a complete list of our locations.
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