As a parent, you only want the best for your little one. The oral health of a child starts as soon as they start teething. When we introduce dental care from infancy, the child will most likely continue with the good habit as they mature into adolescence and adulthood. To ease the process, it’s imperative to visit a child-friendly dentist who can become part of the magic of the tooth-fairy later on.
Dental check-ups for children are not too different from that of adults. They need to be assessed for dental cavities, any potential gum diseases and more importantly, to ensure that their teeth are healthy and developing as they should.
Children will typically start to lose their first set of teeth age 6 or 7 years, which become replaced by their permanent adult teeth. As they develop, your child faces possible tooth decay and gum disease. These problems can cause a lifetime of pain and complications without proper dental care, especially when poor oral health is coupled with a poor diet.
The benefits of seeing a child-friendly practice are worth it. The dentist will prioritise the comfort of the child and their parent or guardian as their moral support. Often it is not the child that is fearful of the dentist, but the adult who then passes the fear on to the child. Children can sense when something is not alright. For example, words like “be brave”, “it will not hurt” are meant to be comforting and reassuring, but instead inflict fear that was not there. Most children don’t have an innate fear of the dentist. It is instead something that they learn.
The best care for children
Children are not just small people. They aren’t always going to cooperate or be as patient as they need to be during a dental analysis. The good thing about child-friendly dentists is that they know how to examine and treat children in ways that make them comfortable. This process makes the experience a more pleasant one for the parent, child and dentist.
Our dental studio has the necessary tools and skills to ensure that every small person receives the best treatment, tailored for their little bodies. A wide range of treatment options is available at our dental studio in Hout Bay. Our team of dentists are experts, trained to care for your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth as they develop throughout the various stages of childhood. When your paediatrician suggests that your child receive a dental examination, you can be assured that our dentists will provide the best possible care.
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To learn more about how we can help to improve your child’s dental health, bring them in for an examination before they have a problem. This helps to introduce them to the dentist, we can answer your questions and recommend any treatment that they may need.