Children’s Dentistry: Smiles Dental Adventure!

On 23 May 2014    

Smiles Dental for kids
We know a visit to the dentist can be daunting for adults let alone children! Our aim is to show kids in Ireland that there’s really nothing to be afraid of when visiting the dentist.

When it comes to oral health, the earlier you begin to educate your child, the better. If you can instill good oral health as part of your child’s daily routine they should benefit through their entire life.

Take them on a Dental Adventure!
To help your child overcome any fear of the dentist, Smiles Dental welcomes you to bring them with you to one of your appointments. Your Smiles dentist will be happy to introduce them to the exciting world of dentistry, or as we like to say, take them on dental adventure! This is a safe, relaxed introduction for your child where they’ll hopefully realise that there is nothing to be afraid of and visiting the dentist is in fact, a positive experience.

We have a dedicated price list for children under 16 years of age and your child will receive a tailor made treatment plan.

If your little one is worried about a trip to the dentist, check out these five tips for soothing their fears.

1. You should explain the importance of great oral health to your child in terms they’ll understand. Explain how brushing and flossing are vital if they want to keep their teeth healthy and bright.

2. Take your child on a dental adventure. As mentioned above, Smiles Dental are happy to take the time to introduce your child to our clinic, dentist and whole world of dentistry before their actual treatment. This creates a familiarity and alleviates fears.

3. Regular visits have the same effect. The more your child visits the dentist, the more comfortable they are. About every six months is recommended.

4. Don’t transfer your own fears of the dentist onto your child. We all know how very perceptive children are, they can pick up on negative emotion or fears easily.

5. If you’re child is feeling anxious about the dentist, take two minutes and call the clinic. Let the staff know when you’ll be coming in and they’ll do their very best to make your child feel at ease.

For more advice on maintaining good oral health, check out our ‘Good oral health made easy blog‘, where we’ve created a simply yet effective daily routine for excellent oral health.

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