Here at Willowdaile Family Dentistry we specialize in making your child’s dental visit a pleasant one. Your child’s first visit, especially, must be a pleasant experience. A bad first impression may last a life time. The right time to bring you child for a dental visit is before all the primary (milk) teeth have appeared, which usually occurs before the child has reached 3 years of age. This sets the stage for optimal preventive dentistry.
Bringing your child to the dentist when there is no dental emergency will make the visit a more pleasant experience. Routine visits may allow your dentist to recognize a dental problem in its early stages and help prevent problems before they occur. We can also advise on nutrition and home dental care for your child.
Fear of the dentist is learned from a bad experience or from hearing stories from others. Allowing your child to become familiar with the dental clinic will ease his or her fears about future visits.
Make their dental visits a routine part of their schedule, not just when there is a problem. Most importantly – don’t show fear or anxiety yourself, regardless of your past dental experiences. This will only add to your child’s discomfort about the visit.
If you have any questions about our children’s dental program or have specific questions about your child’s dental health, please call our office.