We know that while your child may feel perfectly wonderful about dental checkups if you’ve been using a very positive approach, that doesn’t mean you actually feel like everything’s perfectly wonderful when your child’s visit is coming up. Instead, if you’re a parent who experiencing any type of anxiety about your child’s wellbeing (so, just about every parent out there), you may find yourself feeling somewhat overwhelmed or even upset about checkups. Why, you wonder? Where are these emotions coming from and how can you make them stop? Take time with our Dallas, TX team as we help you solve this mystery and begin feeling just a footloose and fancy free about preventive care as your little one feels!
Think Of Checkups As Check-In Instead
The second you hear the term dental checkup, whether it’s for you or for your child, the only thing you might be able to think of is that it’s a visit to look for problems. The truth is, it’s just a way for us to monitor your child’s grin. If we happen to see an issue, we will treat it. However, we certainly hope all is well! Rather than visualizing checkups as investigations to find problems, think of them as twice-annual check-ins. Just like you may call a friend up to say, “Hello, just checking in!” we are checking on your child’s oral health. It’s a good thing!
Don’t Forget: Early Care Means Your Child’s Smile Will Be Fine
So, what happens if your child does have an issue that requires dental care? What if we were to find a cavity during a dental checkup? Or, what if we discover that your child’s smile is headed toward misalignment when permanent teeth show up? Perhaps we notice that wisdom teeth are not coming in successfully. This is when we remind you about why it’s perfectly okay to detect problems (early) with checkups:
- When we find issues early, they don’t have time to cause serious damage
- There’s a solution for everything, so we can get your child’s smile right back to good health either with our own treatments or by referring you to a trusted specialist
- It’s only when you avoid checkups and allow problems to flourish that treating oral health issues becomes more complicated
- Usually, with consistent care, it’s very easy to guide smiles toward excellent, continued oral health
Gain A Positive New Perspective On Checkups
Always feel free to share your feelings about dental care with us, so we may help you get back on track with a positive outlook and feelings about protecting your child’s smile! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.