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Ways of Promoting Dental Visits to Children
There are several books on dentistry that focus on the importance of seeing a dentist and how to maintain good oral health. You should, however, not make your kids read some of these books before a scheduled visit because they might make them too anxious. They need to read them occasionally so that they get dental health ideas.
Advice for Children’s Dental Visits
- Select an appointment time that is in line with your kid’s energy level. For some children, afternoon appointments can be challenging.
- Never cancel an appointment unless your child is not feeling well.
- When you arrive, our welcoming team may be able to calm the anxiety of your child.
- Don’t use bribery to get your child to the dentist’s office.
- Avoid punishing or threatening your kid if the dental visit doesn’t go as smoothly as you expected.
- Never share your own fears or negative dental experiences with your child.
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How To Help Your Children Develop Good Dental Habits
Like other parts of their bodies, children’s dental formula keeps on growing. That is why they need preventive measures and close monitoring to ensure they do not experience any dental problems. Our Barrie children’s dentist can keep track of the child’s development and prevent potential problems. We can also spot and treat dental issues sooner.
We are here to give you all the support you need to help your child adopt good oral hygiene practices. We can help them see habits like brushing as fun activities rather than a chore they must do. With the correct motivation, your child will start looking forward to caring for their dental health with minimal help from you.
Even with professional help, you can still do your part:
- Encourage the child to watch you as you brush and floss. It shows them how to do it on their own.
- Explain the importance of routine visits to the dentist instead of dragging them along when they do not understand why they have to go.
- Take them to your dentist appointments. Seeing you go through it can make them more comfortable.
Do not transfer your anxiety about dentist visits to the child.
What You Can Expect at Child’s First Visit to Dentist
It is typical for a child to feel uncomfortable in a new environment. That is why we prioritize helping them get accustomed to the clinic during the first few visits. Expect our team to formulate trust with the child from their first visit to help them perceive subsequent ones as a positive experience. We help them realize that they have nothing to fear at the dentists and that routine visits can be fun. Our friendly and passionate team will take good care of your child’s dental wellness without making the child apprehensive.
Most parents do not book dental appointments before their child loses their milk teeth. However, it is advisable to make the appointment because the buds that eventually form permanent teeth are already in position. Caring for them is just as important as taking care of permanent teeth.
Remember, the health of the baby teeth determines that of the permanent teeth.
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How To Protect Your Child From Cavities
Many children deal with tooth decay and cavities. Those are the most common chronic conditions in children and can cause extreme discomfort. Children may also have trouble chewing or eating and may have to take some time from school.
As a parent, you can take proactive measures that prevent cavities from becoming a nuisance to the child. One of them is being keen on nutrition. For instance, you can limit sugar intake and incorporate other techniques like providing more fruits and vegetables to balance their nutrition needs. That way, they will have better saliva flow to neutralize acids that cause decay.
Another option is to reiterate the essentiality of proper brushing and flossing, which is removing plaque buildup. Let the child know plaque causes cavities and show them how to brush thoroughly. You can monitor and correct them whenever they are not doing it well. As you teach the child how to care for their teeth, explain why it is essential. It becomes part of their daily routine.
Seeking professional children’s dentistry Barrie services twice a year can also protect the child from cavities. We can detect signs of decay early enough to prevent damage and the discomfort that follows. We also fill cavities sooner to avoid complications. Contact us or book an appointment.
We are a Family Friendly Practice
At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Layth works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.