Your Child’s First Dental Visit in West Monroe, LA
Like other doctor visits, the first time your child visits the dentist is an important part of development. Ensuring your child’s teeth and gums are healthy and developing properly is extremely important to your child’s overall health. At Snaggle Dental in West Monroe, LA, we’ve been helping families get their children used to regular checkups for years. Our family dentistry practice has an experienced team and a friendly environment to ensure whatever form of dental care you child needs, we can help. We know it can be a struggle to have your child be comfortable at any type of medical appointment, especially the dentist. Our entire team is caring, gentle, and friendly. For any questions on our process and our pediatric dentistry services, place don’t hesitate to contact us today.
Preparing Yourself For The Appointment
It is important for parents and guardians of children to be aware of what to expect when they come in for a first appointment. Many adults do not enjoy coming to the dentist. If you are one of those people, it is important to not relay those anxieties onto your children. Be mindful of staying in touch with your child’s dentist at Snaggle Dental prior to the appointment to discuss what the appointment will consist of. It is extremely important you prepare your child for the appointment in the right way. Your child will sense any anxiety or reservation you have about the appointment.
Preparing Your Child For The Appointment
Your child looks up to you and takes cues from your reactions to certain events, especially first-time experiences. For the first dental appointment, you should tell your children you are going to see a special person who knows all about teeth and how they stay healthy. Giving your child bits of information about how important keeping their teeth and gums healthy is can be a fantastic way to build confidence. If your child knows the importance of staying healthy overall, the dentist experience won’t feel foreign or new to them in an uncomfortable way.
The First And Second Visits To The Dentist
In general, pediatric dentistry should begin between 6 and 12 months of age, or after several baby teeth have erupted in your child’s mouth. A first visit is usually mostly related to examinations of your child’s teeth, gums, jaw, oral tissues, bite, and developments in these areas. For the most part, no X-rays will occur and because baby teeth fall out, there isn’t as big an emphasis on ensuring those teeth are decay-free. If there is an issue that needs addressing, x-rays are used in certain cases. Subsequent visits happen every 6 months to ensure your child becomes familiar with the process.
Contact Us Today
Is your child ready to come to the dentist? Are you unsure of what to expect? Looking for tips on keeping your children’s teeth healthy at home. Our suite of pediatric dental services are designed to make you and your child feel comfortable with the dentist. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice in West Monroe.