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Turn That Frown Upside Down—Ways to Get Your Child Excited For Their First Dental Visit

June 1, 2018

 

A stranger stalking toward you with sharp metal objects in their hand, ready to stick them into your mouth—that’s what most kids think about their dental visit.

 

We at Waterfront Family Dentistry are here to dispel that idea for your baby boy or girl!

According to the CDC, 1 out of 5 children between the ages of 5-11 have a minimum of one decayed tooth that’s left untreated. As adults, it is the responsibility of parents to get their child mentally ready to visit the dentist for the first time.  

 

Pediatric Dentists

Pediatric dentists are the best way to ensure a fun trip to the dentist’s office for your child. These professionals have around 2 to 3 years of specialty training to become skilled at treating children.

 

Visiting a dentist before the age of one is recommended for the oral health of a child. This can be hard when the child is terrified. We understand the difference between treating an adult and a child. Our pediatric dentists are friendly empathetic professionals who do their most to make your child feel at ease.

 

We Fear What We Don’t Understand

Around 30% of Americans admitted to suffering from anxiety because of the state of their teeth. Stress the importance of healthy teeth—after all, we only get 2 sets to last us a lifetime. Children should know that dentists are actually friends of their teeth.

 

To remove the impression of a dentist’s office being a strange scary place, parents should thoroughly prepare their little one about their first ever dental visit. This includes showing them photos of the dentist, the office and the staff.

 

 

It would be even better if there was a preliminary meeting with the dentist—this will make your child familiar with the concerned dentist. If there are toys or fun displays at the dentist’s office, be sure you point them out.

 

Most Insurances Are Accepted

Although we accept most insurances, if your insurance isn’t included we are ready to accommodate you!

 

Our loyalty program is designed for patients without an insurance plan to provide them affordable yet quality dental care.

 

We offer affordable quality treatments for such patients that include an emergency exam (if needed), cleanings and examinations annually, additional cleanings at 50% discount, X-Rays (as needed) and Fluoride treatment.

 

If you are looking for the best dental services for your child, our pediatric dentists in Frisco, TX are the best in the business with more than 13 years of experience!

 

Waterfront Family Dentistry is a licensed dental clinic in Frisco, TX. We also provide our patients with dental services in Little Elm and The Colony. We offer top-of-the-line and affordable dental services such as pediatric dentistry emergency dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics!

 

Book An Appointment!

Our specialized pediatric dental services will make your little ones first trip to the dentist a fun experience! If parents want a head start, fill our patient information forms which can be used to schedule an appointment at a convenient date.

 

Make an appointment for your child today by calling at 972-987-4343.

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