Dentistry for children
Children should start having regular dental check-ups from age two. This enables us to check their oral health and the growth of their teeth and jaw.
We understand that dental visits can be stressful for small children so we go out of our way to make the dental visits as pleasant as possible and allow children to get used to the dental office.
The visit normally starts with a conversation so they get to know and trust their dentist. We also use this opportunity to let the child get accustomed to the high tech dental chair and let them touch the instruments and even play with the buttons and handpieces.
We never use potentially negative words such as ‘needle’, ‘pain’ or ‘drill’. We prefer to use funny alternatives like tickling the teeth instead of drilling.
A note to parents: kids are very intuitive and can sense a parent’s anxiety, so relax and remain upbeat when your child visits the dentist.
During the visit, we also educate the kids (and parents) on brushing technique and teach them about the importance of good oral hygiene and healthy nutrition for the health of their teeth.
During the oral examination we check the mouth and teeth. We check for any decay or missing teeth and we especially consider the jaw growth to make sure all teeth have enough space to erupt.
Sometimes X-rays are necessary to assess the teeth.
Finally, we might need to follow-up with some treatment like filling or cleaning.