The dental habits your child develops early on can last a lifetime. This means that behaviors and habits that cause baby teeth cavities can also cause adult teeth cavities.
Below are some best practices that you can take to ensure your child has good oral health growing up. The first of these tips is of course starting your child with regular visits to a dentist. Your child’s first dental visit should be six months after their first tooth comes in.
There are many ways we support parent's and their children's first dental visits. Some of our philosophy about the way we approach children's dental health.
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 and probably would not clean the teeth. Then, they should be brought every year until adult teeth start coming up. Keeping the appointments easy- 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 OK, then going to the dentist will become a positive event.
Bringing them with you to your appointments
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.
Be positive! - 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.
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.
*Practice of General Dentistry
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