Q. When should I bring my child to the dentist for the first time?
We would recommend you bring your child to the dentist when their first tooth erupts, or by their first birthday, whichever comes first. Regular dental check-ups starting from a young age can help prevent dental issues and promote a lifetime of good oral health.
Q. Why is it important to familiarise my child with going to the dentist?
By introducing them to the dentist early on, children begin to understand the importance of regular check-ups and dental care. Familiarity with the dentist also helps alleviate any fears or anxieties associated with dental visits, making future appointments easier and less stressful for both the child and the dentist.
Q. What will happen during my child’s first dental appointment?
We’ll start by getting to know your child and establishing a rapport. We’ll explain what will happen during the appointment and answer any questions or concerns you may have. After a thorough examination of your child’s mouth, checking for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other dental issues, we may clean your child’s teeth, removing any plaque or tartar buildup. Finally, we’ll provide guidance on proper oral hygiene practices and offer recommendations for any necessary treatments or follow-up appointments.
Q. How do you teach correct brushing technique?
We might use visual aids such as pictures or diagrams to help children, as well as assist children in brushing their own teeth. It’s our aim to help them understand the correct motions and angles to use when brushing. We’ll use fun, interactive techniques to engage and educate them.
Q. What happens if my child is scared about having her teeth examined by the dentist?
Our team are trained to support all nervous dental patients – even young children.
Q. What diet advice will you provide?
We’ll provide suggestions of how to limit snacking on sugary foods and beverages in your child’s diet, as well as ensure that your child is drinking plenty of water throughout the day, as it helps to wash away food particles and keep the mouth hydrated.
Children's Dental Care In York
Your Child's First Visit
Welcome to your child’s first dental appointment! This milestone moment sets the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health habits. Blossom Dental understands that a positive experience is essential to help your little one feel comfortable and confident in the dentist’s chair.
During this visit, our friendly and skilled dental professionals will familiarise your child with the sights, sounds, and instruments they will encounter at the dentists. We’ll explain each step of the process in a playful and age-appropriate way, ensuring your child feels relaxed and at ease. From a gentle examination of their teeth and gums to providing valuable oral hygiene instructions, our goal is to educate both you and your child on maintaining a healthy smile.
“Dr Laura Mazecaite has gone above and beyond to help my daughter and to reassure her during our appointments. She gave my daughter her time, kindness and confidence to help reach the point where the idea of the treatment was acceptable – this is HUGE progress and I want to credit Laura for her patient, respectful and understanding care. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Laura to anyone in need of dental care. We are so grateful to have her as our dentist.”
Claire Gilham – Google Review
Why visit Blossom Family Dental Care?
- Familiarise your child with the dentist
- Efficient techniques to teach correct tooth brushing
- Engaging child-friendly family dental appointments
- Dietary advice to help your child avoid decay
- Personalised child dental plan