Pediatric Dentist in Newmarket
Children Dentist Newmarket - Cosmetic Dentistry.
A child's first visit to the dentist should be a pleasant and interesting experience. As a parent, you can play a key role in preparing your child for his or her first visit to our office, ensuring that future visits do not bring on any fear of the dentist.
Getting Your Child Ready
A child’s initial visit to the dentist should happen earlier-on. At a younger age than most parents assume- during infancy, when teeth are just beginning to erupt. During this visit, we will guide and teach you how to care for your child’s oral health and outline the required preventative measures that should be applied at-home.
At What Age Should Children First See the Dentist?
At age 1 we recommend an appointment for a visual check and ride on the chair
The main purpose for this visit is to help your child experience the dental office as a very pleasant, non-threatening experience. By the time they have their first cleaning, the child should be comfortable with the dentist, the dental hygienist, and the way the office and dental equipment looks. They should feel at ease and maybe even excited for their very own dental appointment.
The first teeth cleaning for your child should be administered at about 2 ½ to 3 years of age, depending on your child’s level of maturity.
Talking to Your Child about the Dentist
Parents play a very important role in preparing their children for their first dentist visit.
Parents should speak about going to dental appointments using positive connotations (both before and after each visit). Children are closely attuned to their parents' emotions. Even before they can understand your words, they understand you through your body language and tone of voice.
We suggest that when discussing the dentist, try not to use any words that might have an unpleasant connotation. Always talk about how happy you are to go to the dentist and what a great experience it was.
Tell him or her about the happiness you feel since the dentist made your mouth feel better again, and mention that they will get a prize from the treasure box at the end of their appointment. In essence, it is essential that children do not perceive the dentist as a threat. As a rule of thumb, don’t teach your child, for example, that if they have candies or chocolates, they will have to get their teeth extracted or drilled by the dentist. This will create hesitation and fear in the child, making them believe that a dentist’s office is place where kids get punished for doing something wrong. Our ultimate aim is to keep children absolutely comfortable, and to minimize anxiety when they visit us for dental appointments.
Contact us at Davisview Dental Centre to schedule your visit to the children dentist Newmarket. We'd be happy to hear from you!