A child’s first visit to Dentistry for Children is important for several reasons. Perhaps this is their first ever dental visit, they have a particular dental need or even if they may have had an unpleasant experience somewhere else, we are here to address your youngster’s needs. You can take comfort in knowing that our team will treat each patient with the utmost care.
When will we meet your child?
Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association suggest that your child visit the dentist within six months after the first tooth erupts. The reason for this first visit is to set up a positive relationship with your child and evaluate your child’s dental health. We will likewise introduce you to dental hygiene practices that will aid you in appropriately caring for your child’s teeth. By beginning dental visits at an early age, you will help your child have a favorable outlook towards dental care all through their life.
It can be helpful to understand what will happen at a visit to the dental specialist. All emergency issues will be the first to be addressed. If your child is in pain, we will do everything conceivable to ease or dispose of their distress. If there are no specific problems requiring immediate attention, we will begin a standard dental examination.
These exams incorporate a close inspection of your child’s mouth (which incorporate their lips, cheeks, tongue, floor of mouth, tonsil area as well as the hard and soft palate). We additionally check the development and improvement of the head, teeth and gums. Your child will get an intensive cleaning and topical fluoride medication, and X-rays administration as needed. We will also evaluate any habits such as thumb-sucking or lip biting that might frustrate or hurt the improvement of the teeth. After we have finished our initial examination, we sit down with parents to talk about the outcomes and make proposals for any subsequent treatment that might be required.
We work hard to try and make your kid’s first visit with us as easy and enjoyable as could be expected under the circumstances! It is our objective to dissipate any fears or nervousness and leave them anticipating their next visit to Dentistry for Children.
Relying on your child’s age and past dental experience, we suggest you discuss with your kid, what’s in store amid their first visit to Dentistry for Children.
You can disclose to your child that the dental specialist is a friend that has a job helping people with their smiles. Describe that the specialist will look into your youngster’s mouth, counting their teeth and cleaning them with an extraordinary, tickling toothbrush and might take a few photos of their teeth and mouth. We find that it’s best not to tell children that their visit to the dental specialist won’t hurt, because that thought may have not occurred to them at all. Rather, you can guarantee your youngster that the dental practitioner will be extremely tender and will take good care of them.