Preparing your child for a dental visit likely comes with an intense desire on your part to provide your little one with great comfort. This may include emotional comfort or even physical comfort. We would like to remind you that we feel the same way about our pediatric patients – one of the greatest ways to establish excellent dental care habits is to offer a relaxing, calm experience from the get-go. Fortunately, we offer sedation dentistry to help your child enjoy a comfortable visit.
Preventive dentistry for children and adults includes brushing and flossing at home, in addition to six-month dental visits. If you have been wondering about whether your child needs to be incorporating dental floss into his or her daily routine, we are happy you are so concerned with best home practices. The answer is a definitive, “Yes!” You see, each aspect of prevention is just as important as the next. Every step is geared to help your child remove as much dental plaque as consistently as possible to prevent problems like cavities and gum disease. Ready for some specifics? Consider the following and remember to ask questions during your next visit:
You may find yourself feeling nervous when we suggest a tooth extraction to protect your child’s oral health. One of the first questions that may pop into your mind is likely, “Why does my child need an extraction?” followed by, “Isn’t there some other treatment?” Keep in mind, we only suggest extractions when other restorative treatments fail to work or will not suffice. Fortunately, removing a tooth can set the stage for dramatic oral health improvement and a future smile that feels as wonderful as it looks. So, to address your immediate concern regarding why we suggest this type of treatment, we have gathered the following rundown of reasons. Take a look and please remember to contact us with any additional questions, which we will be happy to answer.
There’s just something about trains that mystifies and inspires children (though we can’t say the same isn’t true for adults, as well). If you’ve been looking for something fun and educational to do with the family, you might want to check out this upcoming event. All aboard!
If you have the sneaking desire to postpone your child’s dental filling, we would like to reassure you that we suggestion restorative treatments when they are absolutely necessary. When it comes to fillings, we understand that parents may feel hesitant, particularly out of a desire to protect their child’s comfort. The good news is that fillings are completely comfortable and offer exceptional protection against further complications and dental concerns. Looking for some serious facts? We encourage you to consider the following information for a clearer understanding of why scheduling your child’s filling with urgency is so very important. Read further:
One of the not-so-great moments in your life may include receiving the suggestion for your child to receive a root canal. We understand that this may come as quite a shock and that this restorative treatment may seem like something you would like to protect your child from experiencing. However, we would like you to forget everything you’ve ever heard about root canals and focus on this fresh information: Root canal treatment can comfortably save your child’s tooth, while protecting his or her long-term oral health. Sound a lot better than what you were assuming? You will enjoy exceptional relief and will find yourself feeling confident about scheduling this treatment for your child once you become familiar with the following details:
Before you even bring your child to his or her first dental appointment, you may find yourself faced with the experience of explaining your little one’s upcoming appointment. You may have some hesitation because what you want to do is to make sure your child feels relaxed and happy about the dental visit and all visits to follow. However, you may feel a bit unprepared. For a boost in confidence and to start things off on the right foot, give the following a glance before you begin talking to your son or daughter about dental care:
Do you sing, “Just a spoonful of sugar” to your little ones as you convince them to take their medicine? Perhaps you’re simply a lifelong fan of Mary Poppins and her magical ways. Whatever your connection to this Disney classic, you can now share the experience with your children during an upcoming event.
One of the not-so-lovely facts of life is that teeth can become dislodged, particularly in the case of a serious impact to one’s face. Though we feel hopeful you never have to experience witnessing your child losing a tooth this way, kids have a tendency to have minor accidents or sudden run-ins with other kids and objects as they play, particularly when team sports are involved. The great news is that we offer emergency dentistry to quickly address your child’s tooth. Rather than show up unprepared, however, we encourage you to learn a bit more about what to do to when your child deals with a knocked-out tooth, so you feel prepared and relaxed. Learn more with the following:
Sometimes the biggest questions you face regarding your child’s dental care are the simplest in nature. For instance, trying to decide when to begin providing your child with dental checkups can be quite confusing, particularly if this is your first baby. The good news is that all of our patients have parents dealing with the same types of concerns. We encourage you to contact us to ask your questions, so we can help you feel comfortable about your little one’s care. In the meantime, we invite you to take a look at the following common questions (and answers) we often receive from patients: