At Currey & Jorgensen, we provide dental care for the whole family, including the kids. It has been a focus of ours to create a welcoming environment where children are happy to come and that the experience of visiting the dentist is a positive and enjoyable one for everyone. We provide sound advice to parents on how to introduce dental care to their children.
As a rule of thumb, it is time for a dental visit when your baby’s first tooth becomes visible or they reach 12 months old – whichever comes first. Many parents assume that dental care is not necessary until their children have a full set of teeth. Dental care and hygiene isn’t just about teeth. It’s about gums, lips and the inside of the mouth.
On your child’s first visit, we will ensure you are fully informed about your child’s oral health and are happy to answer any questions you may have about your child’s dental care. At each and every visit, we will be checking the entire mouth with a preventative check and providing you with any advice for care.
It is completely normal for your little ones to fuss during their dental visit and our team is trained to make sure your baby is as comfortable as possible during their exam. Before their first visit, it may be helpful to familiarise your child with a dentist and the role that dentists play in taking care of their oral health and hygiene. This may include reading them children’s books about dentists or ‘playing dentist’ with them. to take care of their teeth, and familiarising them with their toothbrush.
You don’t need to explain too much. Our family dentistry team is well-trained to be able to talk with children. They will explain who they are and what they are trying to do at a level your child can understand and relate to. If you are nervous or anxious about the visit this can rub off on your child, so it’s best to stay positive and let the professionals do what they do best.
Areas that parents often have questions about include teething, brushing techniques, bite, soft tissues such as gums and checks, habits such as thumb sucking, risk of decay and how to prevent it, prevention of trauma in your child’s mouth, orthodontic concerns and nutritional advice. Give us a call today for quality family dentistry you can trust.