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First Dental Visit
Children are precious gift. An early start in regular dental care is an important step on the road to total health. Dentists recommend that children begin routine dental visit by the age of ONE; so that any problems may be detected, treated early or even avoided completely.
family waits until a cavity has developed or a toothache has come along. A child’s introduction to professional dental care should take place between six and twelve months of age. The first visit will determine your child’s attitude towards dental for year’s to come. Your child’s first visit to the dentist is as important as those first words or steps; it’s a social and a developmental milestone. The balance of this first visit is informational. The dentist will examine your child’s mouth, teeth and gums for any signs of tooth decay or other problems. X-rays may be taken to see whether the facial bones and teeth are developing properly and to find any hidden decay. The teeth may be cleaned if necessary. The dentist will teach how to effectively clean your child’s teeth at home and evaluate any adverse habits such as thumb sucking.
Pointer for Parents!
Making haste slowly is truly the best policy when a child visits the dentist. Try to control your anxiety as children have sensitive antennae.
Try to make dental visits enjoyable for the child
Let your child go into the treatment room alone if that is what the dentist prefers.
Consider a get acquainted visit or talk to your dentist before the visit if you have particular concerns.
Set a good example!
Brush and Floss your own teeth daily.
Visit dentist regularly.
Bribe your child into going to the dentist.
Use a dental visit as a punishment.
Let the child know you feel any anxiety about going to the dentist.
Let anyone tell your child scary stories about dental visits.
Tell your child that the dentist is a friendly doctor who will help him or her stay healthy. Don’t worry if your child cries a little bit during the visit. This is perfectly normal behavior of infants. Don’t use negative words like – hurt, shot, needle or drill around your child. Good oral health is helping is essential for over well-being. And a top priority in dentistry is helping young children get off to a good start in terms of dental health. You can help your child enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles by starting dental visits only.
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