Here at Willowdaile Cosmetic and Family, we work to make your child’s dental visit in Durham, North Carolina, a pleasant one. Your child’s first visit must be a pleasant experience; a bad first impression can last a lifetime. The right time to bring your child for a dental visit is before all the primary (baby) teeth have appeared, which usually occurs before the child has reached three years of age. This sets the stage for optimal preventive dentistry.
Many parents wait for disaster to strike before taking their children to the dentist for the first time. But bringing your child to see our team when there is no dental emergency will make the visit a more pleasant experience for them. Routine visits may allow your dentist to recognize a dental issue in its early stages and help prevent problems before they occur. Dr. Vincas Sidrys or Dr. Matthew Garcia 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 please try to not 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 us at 919-479-5800.