As we mentioned earlier this month, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.
If you have a young child, or are planning on having one, then you can’t afford not to read this short post about how to prepare your child for a lifetime of good oral health.
I’ve treated my fair share of children over the years, and I’ve learned how to get them comfortable with taking care of their teeth and gums and how to make treatment fun instead of scary.
In my office, I have a toy box bursting with stuffed animals and other goodies to keep kids occupied and having a good time, which can be a perfect setting to talk to them about any treatment they’ll need.
I’ll give them a tour of my office, answering any questions that they might have about all of the strange-looking equipment. Because a dentist’s often can be an intimidating place for a young child, showing them all of the ins and outs of my office will get them comfortable enough to receive the treatment that they need.
But my question for you, as a parent, is: Do you know how to do that for your child?
Making sure your child maintains their smile isn’t something I can be around for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – so that’s where you come in!
We have quite a bit of ground to cover, so let’s get the show on the road!
Healthy Smiles Start At Home
There’s a lot that you can do as a parent to keep high dental health standards for your child without becoming a taskmaster or a drill sergeant.
In fact, many of the following tips are about empowering your child to take responsibility for their smiles – and to have a little fun in the process!
I see children of all ages, so even if I won’t be their first dentist, I’m confident that I will be the last dentist they’ll ever need.
My passion for serving Eugene families is matched only by my skill, so pick up your phone, give me a call, and ensure that you and your loved ones will get the best oral healthcare around.
To schedule that appointment, please call 541-719-8260. You can also request an appointment with me online by filling out a simple form.
You need a children’s dentist you can trust, and I look forward to meeting your little one!
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