Dentistry For Kids
Taking care of our most precious resource
When it comes to your kids, Dr. Jeff has the unique history of being a teacher prior to becoming a dentist.
As a result, he understands that a dentist can sometimes be intimidating at first. Dr. Jeff and the staff will take the time to get to know you and your children so that the dentist is a positive experience.
Helping our kids overcome the fear of visiting a dentist begins with parents being calm. In order to eliminate some of these fears make sure that you properly prepare your kids for their visit to the dentist. Taking kids to the dentist is an important part of keeping their teeth healthy and promoting proper oral hygiene.
The earlier a child visits the dentist, the better. Keep it Simple. When preparing for a visit, especially the first time, try not to include too many details. Doing so will raise more questions, and adding more information about an extra treatment like a filling he might need may cause unnecessary anxiety. It is normal and age-appropriate for a young child to cry, whine, wiggle, and not want to be examined by a stranger, stay calm and remember that the dentist and staff are used to working with children and have seen their share of tantrums. Let the dental care professionals guide you; they might ask you to stay at a distance or to hold your little one's hand, which will provide comfort and prevent him from grabbing any dental instruments.
When your child goes for a dental exam, your dentist can tell you if crooked or crowded teeth may cause problems. In many cases, crooked teeth straighten out as the child's jaw grows and the rest of the teeth come in.
If they do not straighten out, your child may have a bite problem (also known as malocclusion).
This can cause problems with eating and with teeth cleaning. It can also affect your child's looks and make him or she feel out of place.
Here are 3 reasons to take your child for dental exams:
You can find out if the cleaning you do at home is working.
Your dentist can find problems right away and fix them.
Your child can learn that going to the dentist helps prevent problems.
Contact Byronwood Dental Office for your children and yourself. Feel comfortable that you will be taken care of with a supportive caring team.