Here at Plantation Dental Care, we generally recommend that you bring your child in by the time their first tooth has erupted. Not only does this help us to diagnose any dental problems early on, but it also encourages both you and your child to form a bond with the dentist and to feel relaxed within the dental environment.
Early visits to the dentist can often avoid the need for more complicated procedures later on. It’s also a good idea to visit a pediatrician if your child suffers from any medical conditions which could mean they’re at high risk of developing dental problems.
By visiting our office early on, you can learn the best oral hygiene practices for your child, which include correct tooth brushing, the avoidance of night time bottles of fruit juice or formula, and a healthy diet to promote good oral health. Dental problems can arise at a tender age due to the level of sugar contained in our food which is why an early visit is so important for your child.
Your child’s first dental visit will consist of a consultation which is designed to help you understand your child’s oral health and also addresses the best way to care for your child’s dental needs. This will be followed by a full dental examination and, in the case of older children, X-rays may be taken. It’s important therefore that an adult who is familiar with your child’s medical background and dental habits accompanies them to the clinic.
Accidents do happen which is why we offer emergency appointments. It’s important to seek help as quickly as possible since the loss of a baby tooth through an accident or trauma can affect the adult tooth which is hidden beneath.
In the event that your child may need a filling, our dentist will ensure that your child is kept as comfortable as possible and will fill the tooth with a type of filling material which is considered most suitable.
Here at Plantation Dental Care, we understand the importance of keeping your child calm and happy during dental treatment to prevent any distress in the future. So please feel free to call us at (954) 791-6666 to book a children’s dentistry appointment. We look forward to meeting you.