Our goal is to help children develop dental habits that will ensure they maintain excellent dental health over their lifetime.
It is our experience that children introduced, as early as three years old, to regular dental checkups are more likely to maintain good dental health practices into their teenage and adult years. We’ve also noticed that children introduced at a young age have fewer fears.
From a health standpoint, early diagnosis of potential tooth problems may prevent the issue from ever developing. Over time, a child’s consistent record of dental health and development will enable us to make proactive and informed decisions.
As a child develops to their adolescent years, changes to oral health can cause anxiety and apprehension. Regular visits to their dentist can go a long way to helping a child deal with these issues.
Tips for a child’s First Visit:
- Take your child for an online ‘office tour’
- Let your child know your positive dental experiences
- Find materials (books, Internet..) to introduce your child to the dentist
- Evaluate adverse habits like thumb sucking
- Examine your child’s teeth, gums and mouth
- Teach your child how to clean their teeth and gums
- Check to see if the child needs sealants
- Discuss a schedule for regular dental checkups