Children should attend the dental practice as young as possible to acclimatise them to the environment. We want to ensure that parents are well informed about correct tooth brushing and diet to ensure that tooth decay is a thing of the past. Formal examinations should start at approximately 3 years of age.
Sometimes however, despite your best efforts your child may have to have some dental treatment.
You might think that childrens dentistry is no different to any other type of dentistry and technically this is true. However, it is important that children are managed in a completely different way to ensure that their experience is a positive one, no matter what the treatment is that they are receiving.
We acclimatise children to the environment and the ‘tools’ of dentistry so that they feel comfortable before attempting more invasive treatment. Once we are ready to start treatment, we use behaviour management skills to ensure that the experience is productive and positive.
Below is a testimonial from a parent of a child that we treated recently. Her Son had previously had a bad dental experience.
"I have not stopped extolling your virtues to everybody today. You have no idea what it is like to be a parent of a child whose teeth are not the healthiest and his fear of dentists such an issue. I was absolutely bowled over about how relaxed he was before, during and after the session. It is an immense relief to know we now have a dentist he trusts, and more so – is HAPPY with!!!
Thank you , thank you, thank you."
An email from a patients mother after her son had dental treatment October 2009