Dentistry for Kids
Starting kids with a positive experience at the dentist office at a young age help set the standard for their future dental care. The American Dental Association recommends that children have their first dental appointment within six months of getting their first tooth. At Magnolia Modern Dentistry, our dentists work well with children of all ages, helping them to be comfortable getting dental work completed.
What Happens at the First Appointment?
You may worry about what your child will go through in the dental chair, but it is nothing invasive. The first dental appointment is just to help your child get acclimated with coming to the dentist. Our staff is very friendly and gentle as we work with your child, encouraging him or her to sit in the dental chair and feel comfortable.
Our staff does whatever it takes to help your child feel comfortable. If that means going over all of the instruments and showing him or her how the dental chair operates, that is what we will do. Once your child is comfortable, we will show him or her the explorer tool and count your child’s teeth. While we count your child’s teeth, we will also look at the integrity of each tooth and look for any signs of developmental delays or oral health issues that need attention.
Dental Services for Children
At our office, we offer a variety of services to help your child’s oral health. From cleanings to filling cavities and extracting teeth, our dentists can provide the services that your child needs to help them achieve optimal oral health.
As a part of our services for children, we also teach children the importance of proper oral health care. We know that you probably go over this with your child often, but sometimes hearing it from the dentist has a little more impact, encouraging your child to keep up with brushing and flossing his or her teeth at least twice a day.
A Dental Home
It is a good idea to set up a dental home for your child early in life. You cannot predict what will happen in the future, that will require emergency dental services. When you set up your dental home with us, your child will feel comfortable coming to us even in the face of an emergency. This can help alleviate some of the stress that can occur with a knocked out, chipped, or damaged tooth.
Our dentists are great with children and do everything they can to make them feel comfortable. The earlier that you bring your child to see us, the easier it is for him or her to get comfortable with us. In the early years, we monitor your child’s teeth and oral health development. As he or she gets older, though, cleanings, fillings, and extractions may be necessary, which is why getting him or her comfortable early on is important.
If you need a dental home for your child, call Magnolia Modern Dentistry at (530) 645-3339 today. We will happily get you an appointment and get your child on the road to proper oral health care today.