Visiting the dentist is essential for adults. But what about your children? At Cherry Creek Dental, we understand how children can fear going to the dentist office. That’s why we help guide you and your child form an early stage to prepare for dental visits. Our team has the training and understanding to make your child feel as comfortable as possible. Here’s what you can expect at your child’s first visit to the dentist.
Before the Dental Visit
According to the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should see the dentist by their first birthday in order to prevent childhood cavities. Once you decide that it’s time to visit a dentist, make an appointment with a local dentist to tour the office with your child. Notice how the staff handles children and the dental procedures. Let your dentist know any additional health information that may impact their visit. To help your child be as prepared as possible, we recommend talking to them about what is going to happen. Furthermore, practice brushing and flossing with your child beforehand.
During the Dental Visit
When you bring your child into Cherry Creek Dental, you can expect a comfortable and clean atmosphere and friendly staff. We help young children feel comfortable visiting the dentist so they do not end up suffering from dental anxiety. Children are at a high risk of tooth decay as they struggle to brush their teeth correctly. The grooves in the teeth are called “fissures” and tend to be the areas where younger children develop cavities. We can provide tooth sealants to protect these high-risk areas of the teeth and prevent cavities. We provide fluoride treatments for children to help the enamel become stronger, and to prevent gum disease.
Contact Us to Learn More about Pediatric Dentistry
Every child needs to visit the dentist to prevent oral health issues. Cherry Creek Dental will help you and your child learn how to properly care for teeth and gums. Contact us today to schedule a pediatric general dentistry appointment at 435-319-6212.