Maintaining a healthy smile in childhood is all about teaching healthy habits that continue through adolescence and into adulthood. This includes routine brushing and flossing, making appropriate choices at mealtime, and attending visits to the dentist’s office when they reach the proper age. Just like adults, kids should feel comfortable when they attend a dental exam. In fact, a child’s first experience at the dentist can form their attitude towards oral hygiene for many years to come. This is why it is so important to provide soothing support that reinforces healthy habits when your children visit our office.
At Delightful Dental Care, your Kansas City, MO dentist offers valuable service to maintain your child’s smile in a welcoming manner. At each visit, we optimize your child’s oral health through preventative care and by teaching important daily habits to practice at home. Because we offer treatment for patients of all ages, our practice can help every member of your family!
Helping Children Feel At Ease When They Visit The Dentist
When a child attends their first dental visit, the proper introduction to the dentist can make them feel at ease attending each subsequent visit. Our practice understands this and thus we strive to make them feel as comfortable as possible. Our staff will introduce themselves to the littlest members of your family to reduce the anxiety of examination. A first visit should take place whenever your child’s first tooth appears, or by their first birthday. From the appearance of the first tooth and throughout adolescence, we will support your child’s dental development.
Scheduling Routine Checkups And Cleanings For Kids
Typically beginning around age three, we will suggest bringing your child in for regular examination and teeth cleaning. Pediatric examinations are similar to adult appointments, except that we place extra emphasis on the educational component of the visit. Regular visitation provides an opportunity to answer any questions children have about brushing and flossing their teeth and allows us to show them proper technique.
At your child’s appointment we can provide added preventative protection through use of dental sealants. Sealants provide a barrier against the harmful bacteria that cause cavities and can keep your child’s teeth strong as they grow. We can also provide fluoride treatment to enhance the strength of the enamel of your child’s teeth. While a sealant provides an artificial barrier against bacteria, fluoride improves the protective ability of the natural tooth itself by remineralizing the enamel.
Schedule An Appointment For Your Kids With Your Kansas City, MO Dentist
Our practice provides comforting service at pediatric dental visits for kids of all ages. We prioritize the comfort of your child and teach them important hygienic habits through our personalized approach. For more information and to schedule a visit, contact Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO by calling 816-942-7669.