At our office, we take pride in creating and maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles for our younger patients in an environment that is lighthearted and fun. With an emphasis on establishing oral health habits that last a lifetime, our primary tools are education and a comprehensive preventive care program.
As part of our effort to guard against childhood dental decay, we recommend periodic fluoride treatments and dental sealants placed on the biting surfaces of the back teeth.
It’s not an easy task to convince your children to visit their dentist for the first time. So, the challenge is with you, parents, to encourage them. One way to coax your little ones is by letting them watch dental videos for kids. These videos can show them what happens during a specific dental treatment in a safer and intelligible presentation. With these educational materials, they begin to comprehend the importance of dental visits. This can also lessen their anxiety and take away their wrong expectations about dental services.
When you do oral hygiene at home, you should do it together with your kids. They will imitate what you will do, and you can take advantage of that fact in teaching them how to take care of their teeth and mouth.
On your way to the dentist, be calm all the time as your kids can feel your emotions. If you are nervous, so will they. Show them that you are eager to see the dentist, and you may even ask them questions relating to the visit. You can ask how they feel at the moment and how they think the procedure will go.
Most pediatric dental clinics have a very friendly environment, and the office is filled with colours and toys to keep the kids comfortable during their stay. There are also waiting rooms installed with monitors to watch cartoons as they wait for their turn.