Preventing dental problems before they arise is the key to keeping your children’s teeth and gums healthy and disease free. While keeping up with routine dental visits is key for maintaining a healthy smile, it is important to stick to a solid dental routine at home as well.
Next time you visit us at Bower Dental, tell us about your dental routine and let us know if you have any questions on how you can improve your brushing and flossing routine.
It is recommended that children go to the dentist by age 1 or within 6 months after their first tooth erupts. An exam is a crucial part of preventative oral health care. During an exam, the dentist will clean your teeth and do a thorough check for cavities and gum disease. The exam might also include dental X-rays or other diagnostic procedures. During the procedure the hygienist or dentist will discuss your child’s oral hygiene habits and help them understand proper brushing and flossing techniques through demonstration.
To prepare your child for a visit to the dentist:
1. Spread positivity
It is important to reinforce that the dentist is a positive experience and an important place to visit. Try to avoid using negative terms to talk about the dentist, and instead try to warm them up to the idea by emphasizing the importance of oral hygiene and how visiting the dentist can help create healthy smiles!
2. Listen to your child
If your child is hesitant to visit the dentist, encourage them to share their worries with you so you can understand their fears. If we understand their specific fears, we can try our best to make them feel comfortable.
3. Carefully time the visit
Booking an appointment that works for everyone can be a hassle. Because every child is different, consider which time of the day or week is best for them to be well rested, and most likely to cooperate and be relaxed. Understanding your child’s personality can help us provide the best care possible to make them feel at ease.
In the event of a dental emergency such as a knocked out tooth, chipped/broken tooth, or toothache, call us to talk about the available options you have to get treated right away!
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