Your first impression of a business or location can have significant sway over your decision to return. Children are also sensitive to new experiences, which is why their initial visit to a dentist’s office matters so much for their oral health over time. A good first impression can make them comfortable in this new environment, which can ensure they remain relaxed during their following pediatric dental checkups. Positive experiences can also make them more receptive as they learn about why they should make smile care a priority. At our Dallas, TX pediatric dental practice, we have experience tending to babies during their initial appointment, and we can continue to support their growing smile during future visits!
A baby’s first trip to the dentist’s office should occur at around the time when their first tooth makes an appearance. By age three, they can be ready to start scheduling consistent preventive dental appointments. During their first time at our practice, they will receive a careful, calm introduction to their new surroundings before a gentle first evaluation occurs. In addition to checking on our new patient, we can take the time to discuss smart oral hygiene practices parents should follow at home.
When routine evaluations occur with children, attention is given to more than just how clean their teeth are. Your pediatric dentist will monitor the growth and development of their oral structures, which allows for the early detection of potential problems. Your dentist will monitor their development, watch out for issues caused by thumb sucking and pacifier use, and keep you updated about their growth. Early care will transition into a form of preventive dental care that looks more like the support adults receive. Children enjoy thorough teeth cleanings along with evaluations to determine if any problems have formed since their last checkup, just as their parents will at their own checkups.
With good care at home, and regular visits to the dentist’s office, kids can be kept safe against potential oral health threats. Unfortunately, problems do sometimes occur. By taking care of children and making them comfortable during regular appointments, we can make restorative procedures less scary. If necessary, we are able to place dental fillings and dental crowns on children’s teeth. We are also prepared to help if your child experiences a dental emergency.
Our Dallas, TX pediatric dentist’s office is proud to help children grow up with healthy teeth and happy smiles. We can help your child grow comfortable with the dentist’s office and with treatment, while also keeping you informed about their growth. To find out more, you can reach Pediatric Dental Care At Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880.