Our Geelong dentists a top choice for kidsApril 29, 2018
There’s no need for children to shudder at the thought of going to the dentist.
At Wyatt Ryan Dental, our experienced and friendly Geelong dentists work hard to make every child’s visit a relaxed, comfortable experience. It’s all about helping them to learn life-long habits of good oral health and we believe their journey with professional dental care should start when they’re about two years old.
Can you remember your first ride in the dentist’s chair? How about the little toothbrush and toothpaste set you received when your teeth were examined? Positive early memories of dental clinics can help set the tone for future experiences and that’s why our dentists strive to make visits easy, informative and enjoyable for young children.
When it comes to children, we recommend visits every six months to maintain good oral health and prevention of tooth decay.
Our Geelong dentists know a relaxed child will be more likely to follow instructions in the chair and take in vital information about tooth brushing techniques and flossing.
A key to scheduling regular dental examinations for children is the prevention of dental decay. With half-yearly visits, dentists can pick up any problems such as small holes and treat them before they become serious issues.
Regular visits also allow dentists to remove any plaque with a thorough clean and check the progress of adult-teeth eruption. We can also talk to parents about dental procedures such as fissure sealants to help protect children’s teeth from decay.
Children like to know what’s going on when they’re in the dentist’s chair. And that’s not surprising, seeing it’s their teeth we’re examining. So we make sure they know what we are doing, describing our activities so they and their parents can understand the dentist’s actions. It’s this partnership between child, parent and dentist that helps build trust and a successful oral health regime for years to come.