You’ve been going to your dentist for years, and she’s a friendly professional, so why not just take your child to see her too? It’s a common question, and a very good one. Here are the top 3 ways your child will benefit from having their own paediatric dentist:
A fun, child-friendly atmosphere
Your grown-up dental surgery probably doesn’t have much in it aimed specifically at kids – a corner of the waiting area with stuffed toy and colouring books at best. A children’s dental practice like Happy Kids Dental, on the other hand, is decorated exclusively with children of all ages in mind, complete with bright colours, characters and toys and games in the waiting room, to help your child feel more at home. And once inside the surgery, you should expect televisions playing appropriate content to distract your child while they’re in the dental chair. The entire experience should be a positive one, so they’ll leave wanting to come back again.
Trained to treat children
At a paediatric dental surgery, the dentists, nurses and hygienists will have been specifically trained to treat children’s developing teeth. They’ll be more aware of the unique problems that children face than a general dentist may be. They’ll also better understand the complexities of how teeth grow and develop and can keep an eagle eye out for potential problems. But most importantly, dental professional with paediatric training will know how to help frightened children feel happy in the dental chair. Starting them on the path to oral health, free from fear, is a great way to ensure a lifetime of happy smiles.
A paediatric dental practice will have invested in specialised equipment aimed at improving the dental experience for kids. Examples include The Wand pain-free anaesthesia, digital x-rays and smaller tools specifically designed for a child’s mouth. Additionally, dental professionals with paediatric training will help ease your child into dental exams by introducing one piece of equipment at a time, in a fun way. This can help avoid fear of what can be intimidating dental equipment – and even get them excited about the tech gadgets designed especially for them!
If you’re hoping to instil great oral health habits and attitudes in your kids, it’s never too early to start and giving them their very own child-friendly dentist is a great help. Check out the rest of our website and then give us a call – we look forward to meeting you and your children!