How many times do you hear people say, "I hate going to the dentist"? How often do you hear adults complaining and even neglecting to make dental appointments because they are afraid? Typically these fears stem from painful childhood memories such as getting the first filling, being poked with a needle, or having a painful extraction. Other times it was the loud noises or the 'masked assailant' who instilled these fears.
When people neglect to go to the dentist, the health of their teeth, and overall health, decline.
As a parent, do you want your child to grow up fearing the dentist? Do you want your child to neglect his or her dental care and face a lifetime of health problems?
Tackle the root of this growing problem by finding a best dentist in Plano Tx, who specializes in children's dentistry.
Children should begin coming to the dentist as soon as they are able to sit still long enough! Some dentists require that children reach a certain age – typically four but some will clean the teeth of children as young as two!
So what should you look for when finding a dentist for your child and how do you know it will be a good fit?
First, as mentioned earlier, look for a dentist who specializes in children's or family dentistry. These offices will cater to people young and old, and provide a family-friendly environment, rather than the dental offices that occasionally work on the children of adult patients.
Call the office or offices you're interested in and ask if you can schedule a meeting with the dentist. Explain you have a small child who may be fearful of going to the dentist because it is his or her first time. Say you and your child want to meet with the dentist so that your child will feel comfortable and enjoy the experience.