Children and the Navan, Meath dentistThursday, 18th April, 2019
Having healthy teeth and gums is a constant work-in-progress that begins in early childhood and doesn't end. Children, in particular, should be introduced in proper dental hygiene as soon as their first teeth erupt as this will help them establish great oral habits for life.
At Navan Dental, we firmly believe in preventive oral care from early on, and for this reason, we encourage our patients to bring their children to the Navan Meath dentist soon after their first birthday or as soon as their first teeth appear. Early dental visits have many advantages.
It's always about prevention
The early diagnosis of gum disease and tooth decay by your experienced Navan Meath dentist is really important for young children. Early dental visits decrease the possibility of gum disease and tooth decay in young children. If left untreated, these conditions can affect your child's biting and chewing pattern and disrupt the proper alignment of their dentition. Not to mention that both conditions can eventually become painful and expensive to treat.
Preparing your child for their first visit
Children are usually afraid of the unknown and they are likely to overreact if they visit the dentist without adequate preparation. Remaining calm is really important and will benefit your child in more ways than you can imagine. If it helps, explain everything that's involved in advance in simple words and even introduce role-playing games to ensure that your child has a good understanding of what is going to happen to their mouth. Calm children are cooperative children.
If you remain relaxed, calm and positive, your child will feel secure and protected. It is needless to say that our dentists will do their best to make your child feel comfortable in the dentist's chair from the beginning of the visit to the end.
What to expect
The first dental appointment of your child will not be complicated - our dentist will focus on learning more about your child and their oral and overall health. Moreover, they will provide helpful tips on dental hygiene and well as dietary advice.
Dental visits for young children don't have to be complicated - call us today and we will arrange your appointment as soon as possible.« Back