Kids Dentistry Weston – That All Important First Visit
Kids’ dentistry is as much about child psychology as it is about the health of their teeth. At our Weston dental practice we treat kids from age 3 and up and we have developed a system and environment that can take the fear out of a trip to the dentist office but it requires your assistance in order for it to be totally effective.
Think about it for a moment. Kids like their homes because they feel safe there. The surroundings are familiar and their protectors (parents) are there as well. If you take the child to a strange place (dental office) and it is full of strange people and one of them wants to stick something in their mouth the kid is naturally going to be terrified.
That first visit to the dentist can have a lasting impression about dental visits and dental care. If it is at all possible we recommend that you take your child with you when it’s time for your dental appointment. This gives the child an opportunity to visit the office, meet the nice people, play with the games we have for children, gaze at the aquarium and in general form a favorable, non-threatening opinion of the nice people at Dr. Pyle’s office. If you can do this a couple of times before your child’s first exam it will less stressful when it’s the child’s turn.
Starting a Health Habit of a Lifetime
Actually the first step in pediatric dentistry is educating the new parent on its importance and what is involved. We explain preventive treatments and child oral hygiene in easy to understand terms so the parent is prepared and so he or she can better prepare their child.
We’ve been treating kids age 3 and up for over a quarter century. Our child dentistry services include regular checkups, cleanings, sealants, fillings, Carifree cavity prevention, sports guards, orthodontic evaluations and digital X-rays. We use laser guided dentistry which can reduce the need for anesthesia and make the experience less stressful for the child.
Here’s what not to do. Don’t put it off until the child develops a problem. It’s not good dental health care and it is going to make the first visit, the one that shapes the child’s impression of the dentist a stressful one and one to avoid.
If you have any questions just give us a call at our Weston dental office and we will be happy to help.