At Mapleridge Children & Adult Dentistry, we pride ourselves on having the most knowledge, skill, expertise, and the most up-to-date technology and equipment available to give your child the best dental services in Liverpool, NY. Dr. Saini and her staff are dedicated to making your child feel comfortable at our office and ease any anxieties that they may be feeling. Please read the following tips from Dr. Saini that will help with scheduling your child’s first visit.
We encourage you to bring your child in right around their first birthday. This is typically a good time to start dental care because we can begin to predict dental problems in the future. Bringing your child into our office at a young age will help them feel more comfortable and less anxious about dental visits, while also instilling good habits early on.
Oral hygiene regiments should begin from infancy. You should always try to rub the gums after feeding to make sure that the area is dry in order to prevent any bacteria from growing.
Once the first tooth arrives, start brushing with a children’s toothbrush and a pea sized amount a children’s toothpaste. This will not only keep your child’s mouth clean but also encourage good oral hygiene habits for the future.
In order to ensure your child is as comfortable as possible, please refrain from using any negative terms about the dentist. Try using positive words and help ease their anxiety.
Talk to them about what to expect, about the toys in our waiting room, that they get to sit in a big chair, and that their teeth will be shiny and clean after they’re finished! By being happy and positive before their first visit, your child will feel more relaxed and confident.
Thank you for choosing the practice of Dr. Charu Saini as your family’s Liverpool, NY dentist. Our goal is to provide outstanding dental care for your whole family in a friendly and comfortable environment. To make an appointment, please contact our office today or fill out the online appointment request form on the right hand side. We look forward to seeing you soon!