Digital Smiles aims to provide an inclusive environment for children at our dental office. The dental care of children should begin at a young age, when a child’s first tooth erupts or by their first birthday to ensure that their teeth are growing in correctly and healthily. We hope to exceed expectations by inviting your child and yourself to learn about the importance of preventative children’s dentistry and good oral hygiene practices. Our goal is to form a long-lasting bond that benefits you and your child or teenager so that everybody leaves the dentist’s office smiling.
Our child-friendly environment begins with explaining dental procedures to children in an understandable way appropriate for their age-level. This helps to minimize any fears children have when they go to the dentist. What they usually have is a fear of the unknown. By explaining what we are doing to them and its importance to their health in ways which they can understand, we effectively include them in a process from which they are usually excluded and making them feel more confident.
Preventative care is the first step in treating your precious child’s teeth and can help lower the chances of needing more serious treatments along the road. Children’s dental needs evolve as they age. Your dentist at Digital Smiles will gladly explain and show you the proper techniques to care for your child’s teeth at home at their age. Certain procedures such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments may be recommended for children as young as six years old and might be suggested well into their teenage years. This is a time when at-home care and hygiene habits can become unpredictable or lower in quality as is the tendency for children and teenagers.
Your child’s oral health begins with you! Providing your child with healthy, balanced meals and making sure that they practicing good oral hygiene such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting the dentist twice a year are the best ways to care for your child’s smile. Keep your child smiling beautifully, call Digital Smiles to schedule their appointment today.