Why Your Child’s ‘First Dental Visit’ Should be a Pleasant One?
Posted by ROSEMONT DENTAL CENTER on Dec 23 2021, 07:17 AM
The first visit to the dentist can be challenging for parents and children alike. Tooth problems that are left untreated in infants can lead to pain and infection in the mouth that may lead to problems while eating, speaking, and learning in the later stage of life.
Dr. Askari at our clinic in Frederick, Maryland provides a range of dental procedures for children. After a full assessment of your child's teeth, he will be able to examine and identify dental problems before they get serious.
When Should You Take Your Child to a Dentist for the First Time?
According to The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), every child should visit a dentist as soon as their first tooth appears or by the time they turn one. Additionally, if you notice any unnatural growth or something unusual happening in their mouth, it is recommended that you bring them in a little sooner.
What Dental Problems Could a Child Experience?
- Tooth decay
- Underdeveloped tooth enamel
- Fluorosis, caused by excessive intake of fluorine during the initial stage of childhood
- Decay of tooth enamel, due to deficiency of fluoride
What to Expect During Their First Visit?
- The first dental visit helps you build your child’s dental records.
- The offices of pediatric dentists are kids friendly.
- All dental personnel at the center are fully trained to communicate and safely treat infants and young children.
- The dentist will examine the child’s emerging teeth and suggest treatment, if required.
- The dentist will give you advice on the right way to care for your kid’s teeth.
How Can You Make Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist Easier?
- Provide the pediatric dentist with the list of medical conditions that your child may have.
- Feed your child a light meal before the visit.
- Ensure that your child has brushed their teeth before the appointment.
- Try to focus on the positives while talking to your child about their visit.
- When you schedule an appointment, make sure that your kid has been well-rested.
To book an appointment, visit Rosemont Dental Centre, 2090 Old Farm Dr #C, Frederick, Maryland 21702. You can also call at (301) 663-1144 for more details or consultations.