As parents, we have to convince our children to do all kinds of things that they don’t want to do. We know these things are good for them, but it’s hard to convince a child they need to go to the dentist, for example. At Smile Boutique Dental, we understand that many kids are apprehensive about going to the dentist, and our family dentistry team does everything they can to make them feel safe and comfortable.
As challenging as it may be, it’s important to take your child to the dentist regularly. Here’s why.
Start Healthy Habits Early
The earlier a habit is formed, the harder it is the break. This goes for both bad habits and good habits, so we want to foster healthy habits early. Kids will take cues from their parents, and they carry those habits into adulthood. Going to the dentist as a family will show your kids that you value oral health and encourage them to do the same.
Care for Baby Teeth and Permanent Teeth
You might think that caring for baby teeth isn’t that big of a deal because they are just going to fall out, but that’s not the case! Decay in baby teeth can affect the permanent teeth underneath and cause problems later on. It’s also important that a child’s permanent teeth come in at the right time to prevent crowding or gaps. So taking care of baby teeth helps kids build healthy habits and get a headstart on their oral health.
Encourage Parental Support and Education
The reason most pediatric dentists are in a family dental practice is to help parents support their children’s dental health. Our children rely on us to model good behavior and give them the tools they need to succeed. When parents have the support and knowledge they need regarding oral health, they can do their best to help their children. We know not every parent is a dental professional, which is why we’re here to help you help your kids!
Does your child need a new dentist? Come to Smile Boutique!
At Smile Boutique, the oral health of your entire family is important to us. We’ll give you the best dental care, whether it’s your first visit or you’ve been a patient with us for years.