The importance of dental health is something that should be taught to children as early as possible. If they know how important it is, they will form habits that will keep their teeth healthy and strong for the rest of their lives. Part of great dental care for your children is finding the right family dentist – here are some tips on doing just that.
Make sure they take emergencies
If your child has a dental emergency, you don’t want to have to call all over town to find help. Children can be quite accident prone, and teeth that have been damaged should be attended to right away. When looking for a family dentist, make sure they take emergency cases.
Make sure they know how to talk to children
A good family dentist knows how to talk to you and explain any issues or procedures – but they should also know how to talk with children about their dental health without nagging them or scaring them. They should be able to answer questions patiently and (perhaps most importantly) put any fears your child might have to rest. They should be able to impress upon your children how important it is to take care of their teeth in a positive and encouraging way. And, the experience should be as pleasant as possible, for you and your child!
Your child may never consider a trip to the dentist as “fun,” but it doesn’t have to be unpleasant either, as long as you have the right dentist. Good dental habits start early, and that’s why choosing the right family dentist is so important – you should never be made to feel like you are just another appointment on the books. You and your children need a dentist who values your family’s dental health as much as you do!
At Arlington Dental Aesthetics in Arlington and South Riding Smiles in South Riding, we know how important it is to have a family dentist you (and your children!) like and trust.
Call the Arlington office at (703) 214-3183 or South Riding Smiles at (703) 214-3185 for an appointment today!