At Appleway Dental Clinics, we are committed to helping our youngest patients understand the importance of good oral health and hygiene. Our goal is to help every child avoid unnecessary dental problems in the future. We encourage parents to bring in their kids for their first - and future - dental appointments. We do our best to make sure your children have a pleasant and positive pediatric dentistry experience in Red Deer while focusing on their specific needs.
Why Pediatric Dentistry?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry agree that children should visit a dentist by their first birthday, or at least six months following the arrival of their first tooth. While you may feel that this is an extremely young age to introduce your child to a dentist, it is also very important to establish optimal dental healthcare and hygiene in the home. You can also learn about ways to reduce cavities in your children’s teeth and maintain a healthy mouth. We believe that dental caries or cavities are preventable with good oral hygiene routine at home.
Your Child’s First Visit to Our Clinic
We always recommend introducing your children to the dentist at an early age to ensure that their future visits are enjoyable. During their first visit, your infants will enjoy having our dentist count their teeth and discuss about how important it is to take care of them. This visit also helps our dentists to establish a positive relationship with the child, while making them feel relaxed and safe with our friendly staff.
Making It Easy for Your Child
Telling your children that they will have to be brave or nothing will hurt can create negative thoughts in their minds, causing fear and anxieties about the visit. Instead, you should let them know that it will be a fun, new experience. Children can also read body language, so parents should make sure that they keep everything positive and happy when discussing the dentist.
If your infant is ready to see our dentists at Appleway Dental Clinics, call us today to schedule the first appointment. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about what to expect during the initial consultation.