Your Child's First Dental Visit
Many people are not aware that baby teeth, also called primary teeth, are just as important as their permanent or adult teeth. They not only hold space for their adult teeth that will come in but strong health teeth help your child speak and chew. Protect your child’s teeth by starting getting dental check up’s early by Provo's best pediatric dentist Dr. David Bennett. The American Dental Association and the American Pediatric Dentistry say that the first dental visit should occur within six months after the baby’s first tooth appears, but no later than the child’s first birthday.
Why is it so important to visit a dentist early?
Your Provo children’s dentist Dr. David Bennett and his staff can show you how to clean your child’s teeth, discuss diet and fluoride needs and recommend oral care products. They can answer questions about your baby’s teeth, just like a well-baby visit with your pediatrician. Provo dentist Dr. David Bennett also checks for problems such as tooth decay.
Prepare your child for their first visit to our office by telling your child what will happen
At Advanced Dental Care we want to make sure your child has a very positive experience. With flat screen TV’s in each room, DVD’s To make their visit great it is important to prepare a few days in advance. Calmly tell your child what will happen and why. For example, you might say, “Tomorrow you are going to see the dentist. He will look in your mouth and count your teeth. His helpers help clean your teeth with their special toothbrushes then they will paint your teeth with some special medicine (fluoride) to keep them healthy. It will be so great.”
New experiences, new places, and new people can raising questions and fears for a person of any age, but especially for young children. Answer your child’s questions and reassure you child that everything will be okay.
Act Out What Will Happen
For preschoolers, pretend to play is an important way to learn about experiences and to act out possible fears. With your child act out what might happen during the exam. Take turns being the child and the dentist. This child learns a lot when he or she sees that you’re not afraid to go to the dentist.
Your child adopts your attitudes. Talk about teachers, doctors, nurses, and dentists as people who help us. They want us to be healthy and happy. Never use these people or experiences as a threat of punishment for misbehavior.
Call us today to schedule your childs dental visit at 801-375-1414!