Children’s Dentistry at Gisborne, Macedon & Riddells Creek
Children’s Dentistry Key to Prevent Future Problems
Children’s dentistry is a great time to instill healthy oral habits that will last a lifetime. Regular dental checkups can help prevent cavities or let the dentist treat cavities early before they turn into large problems. But that is not all that children’s dentistry is good for.
Monitoring a child’s oral health is an important part of their overall health and wellbeing. When young, children may not be very thorough at brushing or taking care of their teeth, which means they are at a higher risk for decay and infection. If these problems are not treated, they can lead to pain and tooth loss. If baby teeth become infected and are not treated, they can affect their adult teeth underneath that have not yet grown in. These issues can lead to more costly problems in the future.
At the same time, waiting until your child has an infection or tooth pain can make them fear the dentist under any circumstances. That’s why we promote bringing children to the dentist before problems begin, so they learn to be at ease and have a positive relationship with dentists and oral health. And it helps the dentist keep an eye on dental issues like teeth alignment, so that future treatment costs can be kept under control.
The Tell, Show, and Do Dental Technique
To make your child feel comfortable, our dentists and caring staff of professionals use a technique known as Tell, Show, and Do .Here is how it works:
First, we tell your child what we are doing and why. This helps them become part of the process and understand there will be no shock or surprises. We want your child to learn to trust the dentist, so future visits will be easier.
Next, we show your child what we will be doing. After we explain what we will be doing, we will show them the tools and maybe allow them to hold or touch the equipment.
Now we will do the work in a way that your child will feel comfortable and secure. For example, they can raise their hand to ask us to stop or they can hold a mirror if they like. We want them to understand that we are respectful of their feelings and they are in control.
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Positive Dental Health That Lasts a Lifetime
Social media has changed the way kids look at dentistry. Teeth straightening with braces and Invisalign are more accepted than in the past, and in fact many teenagers look forward to improving their smile. Because of this trend, we are sure to stay up to date with the latest technology that allows us to provide the top services to your child.
We believe that educating children is part of the process of children’s dentistry. Helping them avoid future dental problems and pain is an important part of oral health, and we make it fun. With cartoon videos that teach children to floss or helpful tips like allowing your child to wear sunglasses in the dental chair, we want to help your child have a positive dental experience.
Working with children from a young age helps us to use more preventive measures to protect your child’s health, but sometimes special procedures are needed. Straightening teeth is more comfortable with Invisalign and special tools to widen the dental arch can help prevent future problems and possibly even avoid the need for braces. No matter what your child requires, we are there to help and will ensure your child feels safe and secure from beginning to end.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
Your child’s first dental visit is an important one that will set the tone of future dentist visits. Therefore, begin with a low stress visit when all they need is an exam. During this time, your child can become familiar with the office and see how a dental exam works. You can add a tooth polishing so they have an actual treatment and see that it can be a comfortable experience.
Our goal is for children to become part of the dental visit process and learn to feel comfortable in this environment to help reduce stress and calm any fears. When they feel comfortable at an early age, they will be able to trust us if dental problems do arise. Therefore, to make your child comfortable we will incorporate a number of techniques such as the dental chair ride, showing them how the bright light works, and teach them about dental hygiene in a fun manner.
Your Child’s First Dental Appointment
If you want to help your child’s first dental visit to go smoothly, you can try the following before their appointment:
Avoid negative talk about the dentist, such as avoiding the words pain or tooth loss, so they have an open mind about their visit
Bring sunglasses for them to wear in the dental chair
Read a fun children’s book with them about visiting the dentist before they come in
Bring a phone or tablet so your child can listen to music, play a game, or watch a movie while they are waiting or in the dentist chair
Schedule a morning visit, if possible, when children tend to be more alert
Discuss the visit with your child ahead of time and let them know the dentist will just have a look around
Talk to the dentist ahead of time if your child has any special needs or if you have concerns
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While we agree that you can’t put a price on good health (especially when it comes to your teeth), we understand the reality of family budgets. That’s why we offer flexible treatment options and family-affordable pricing. You might say the only thing average about Dental House is our prices.
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The Australian Government’s Child Dental Benefits Scheme will cover partial or full cost of dental treatments. Call us and schedule a dental exam and we can go over all costs with you ahead of time. We believe that all children should have access to good oral health care and we will make sure your child is taken care of, too.
Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.