Inevitably, you’re going to have to take your children to the dentist. The sooner you get them in, the better. Parents are now being advised to bring in babiesaround6 months old, after the first tooth emerges.
Getting the kids in for a regular dental exam is an important part of a healthy mouth, as it’s a preventive measure for cavities. It’s also educational as this time is used for the dentist to adviseon which snacks to avoid, identify early issues and to teach proper brushing and flossing techniques.
Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
Here are 4 reasons why choosing a pediatric dentist might be best for your family.
- DENTAL ANXIETY
- KID SIZED EQUIPMENT
- ADDITIONAL TRAINING
- RELAXING ENVIRONMENT
Dental offices can make people nervous with all of the drills, lights and equipment. Mix that in with the fear of being hurt and it can prove to be a traumatic experience for all involved. Pediatric dentists are trained in how to sooth and get cooperation, making for a smoother dental visit.
Pediatric dentists have equipment designed and built with children’s smaller proportions in mind, making for less pinching and more room to comfortably complete a procedure or exam.
While properly licensed dentists are capable of doing the job, pediatric dentist are required to complete two more years of training, where they learn more about children’s physical development as well as tooth health. They are also trained in child behavior and how to assist those with special needs.
Most dental practices that specialize in pediatric dentistry have kid-friendly offices that help distract them. Bright colors, toys, books and movies help occupy their mind and keep it off of the dentist chair.This means not just welcoming children, but embracing them.
When the Timing is Right.
If you feel your child will be fussy, frightened or will generally be uncomfortable in the dentist chair, consider taking them to the pediatric dentists at Sair Dental. You can check them out online, call 832-924-2666 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. These professionals will ensure the upmost care for you and your child.