Kids Dentistry – A Childs Happy Visit
Parents frequently ask us when they should first bring their young children to the dentist. Our McKinney dentists recommend the first visit for your child be around the age of 3. We call this the “Happy Visit!”
It is vital that children start their early dental experiences with fun, easy, non-threatening visits. Our dental hygienists are great with the little ones. They learn about the suction (“mister thirsty”), the water squirter, the bright light that they get glasses for, and if they are ready for it, the tickling tooth brush.
By not developing fears like many of their parents had (have), going to the dentist will never be something they avoid because of fear. This also lets our dentists begin checking your child’s teeth very early, and ensure that they are practicing good brushing and oral care.
Another way to gradually introduce your child to the dentist is to bring them along on your dental visit! By doing so, you give your child the chance to get acclimated to the dental environment. We have found this strategy works well for some children. We want the parents to be a big part in showing that going to the dentist isn’t something to be afraid of. We want your child to learn the importance of oral health at an early age.
- A common procedure for children to undergo is the process of getting a dental sealant. Dental sealants help prevent cavities, and could potentially save your child from pain and more problems as they grow older.
- At McKinney Dentist, we understand your utmost concern for your child’s oral health, and ensure you that our experienced professionals understand and identify with your concerns.
- We will help you make the right choices to ensure that your child has a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile for years to come!
Call our McKinney dental office if you have any questions or concerns about children’s dentistry. We want to be your family dentist, so call us today to schedule an appointment or consultation!