A lifetime of healthy smiles begins in a child’s early years. Even if the baby teeth will eventually be replaced by adult teeth, they still need to stay in good condition.
At Roseborough Dental, we love working with children and are passionate about giving them a positive start to dentistry. Every child is unique. Even your little ones may all have different thoughts about going to the dentist.
Our dental team treats young patients with the utmost patience, compassion, and understanding. For a start, we introduce them to our dental equipment and everyone on the team. Here’s a quick overview of how we work with children during their first dental visit.
What if My Child Feels Anxious About Dental Visits?
If your child feels nervous about dental visits, we’ll invite you to join us as we tour the little patient around the office. Our goal during these visits is to help children understand dental care without forcing anything.
The only way we can make appointments with children successful is by winning their trust and this can take some time. It’s okay if we don’t get to do anything during first visits. It will all depend on how cooperative the patient is.
Rest assured, our team will do our best to make every visit a pleasant experience for you and your children.
When Should Children Have Their First Trip to the Dentist?
According to the Ontario Dental Association, first visits to a pediatric dentist should occur at age one or as soon as their first teeth come out. Apart from examining the patient’s teeth, surrounding structures, such as jawbones, tongue, and throat, will also be checked.
If you’re concerned about the use of pacifiers, teething, brushing, toothaches, and injuries, please visit this page for dental prevention tips while waiting for your child to be seen by the pediatric dentist.