Taking your child to the dentist
Going to the dentist is something you should do regularly throughout your life – and getting into the habit early is the best way to start.
When taking your child to the dentist, you shouldn’t be concerned. If you act worried, your children will sense it and see the dentist as someone to fear. Make visits to the dentist regularly, and not just when there’s a problem. Children should be visiting the dentist every 6 months from the moment they have teeth.
If your child is afraid of going to the dentist remember that the less they go the worse it is. Healthy teeth need less treatment!
The most common form of treatment children require is filling, but modern dentistry has made this considerably less traumatic than in the past.
Explaining the process to your child may help, especially when you explain that the first part of the procedure is to anaesthetise the tooth so they don’t feel any pain! Some parents like to use role-play to get children used to the idea of going to the dentist.
At the Windmill Dental Practice, we have invested heavily in the tools that make dentistry a pain-free experience. Our staff are all friendly and used to dealing with patients of all ages. You can see pictures of all our staff on the team page – so you know there’s nothing to be frightened of.