Child Friendly Dentistry
What Is a Child-Friendly Dentist?
A child-friendly dentist focuses on providing gentle and compassionate dental care to children throughout adolescence. At FRESHDental, our child-friendly dentists understand the needs of young, vulnerable primary (baby) teeth and how best to preserve your child’s oral health as they grow and develop. FRESHDental also has access to a network of pediatric dentists for infants and children with unique needs.
Child development and psychology are key components of child-friendly dentistry. Our doctors create an environment that is warm, fun, and inviting for little ones, and they know how to provide treatments in a way that helps children avoid developing dental phobias, so they can look forward to their regular visits to our office.
Children’s Dentistry Treatments
At FreshDental, fostering trust with children at an early age, while helping them develop excellent at-home oral hygiene habits, is our primary goal. Our child-friendly dentistry encompasses a broad base of services and treatments that allows our doctors to help care for and maintain your child’s oral health as they grow and develop. These include:
- Digital x-rays
- Professional cleanings
- Fluoride treatments
- Diagnosis and safe treatment of dental disorders
- At-home dental care education
- Orthodontic evaluation
- Care for dental injuries
Starting regular checkups early in your child’s life allows us to catch decay and signs of gum disease before they become serious, so we can correct any underlying hygiene issues and prevent problems. As your child grows, we can provide treatments such as sealants to protect new, vulnerable permanent teeth from decay, as well as mouth guards to protect the teeth of your budding sports enthusiast. We can also identify and address potential orthodontic problems before they evolve into bigger money and time consuming issues.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Does my child need to see a dentist regularly?
A: Yes. You see your dentist regularly, and so should your child. Regular visits to a child friendly dentist can help your little ones avoid the pain and discomfort caused by cavities and decay, and can help them establish good oral hygiene habits that will help maintain excellent lifelong oral health.
Q: How often should my child visit the dentist?
A: According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), your child should see a dentist at least twice a year, starting six months after the first tooth emerges.
To ensure that your child is well on the way to enjoying a lifetime of excellent oral health, schedule your child’s next exam with Drs. Bouali, Johal, Ganglani and Dunning, your child friendly dentist.