The following is a guest post by Aaron Schulman When you decide to have a child your life is filled with enjoying your special little one’s “firsts.” You enjoy his first steps, first words, the first time he runs up to you and gives you a great big hug. Also among these “firsts” is the first trip to the dentist, and this may not be as heartwarming as the other … [Read more...] about Tooth Terror: Getting Ready for Your Child’s First Trip to Dentist
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While a temporary gap-toothed smile is an adorable part of growing up, some children possess dental deficiencies that will not go away without medical treatment. If your child's smile could use a little repair, cosmetic dentistry may be a good choice. The practice of performing cosmetic dentistry on children, something that was once quite rare, is becoming increasingly … [Read more...] about Cosmetic Dentistry for Children
Many children have a natural fear of going to the dentist. This fear can be greatly alleviated by proper oral health and by visiting the dentist on a regular basis, starting at an early age. In fact, a child should first see a dentist by his first birthday, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Time Frame Pediatric dentists recommend taking your child for … [Read more...] about When Should a Child First See a Dentist?
A trip to the dentist causes some children fear and anxiety. Helping your child face his fears of the dentist makes the regular check-ups more tolerable for everyone involved. Whether the anxiety stems from a negative experience or a fear of the unknown, addressing the cause helps your child work through his fear. Your child's personality and method of dealing with fear also … [Read more...] about How to Help a Child Who Is Terrified of the Dentist
A family dentist centralizes everyone's dental care at one office. One dentist for the entire family often gives you a chance to build a more personal relationship. Picking a random dentist from the yellow pages is an option, but you're taking a gamble. A more analytical approach to selecting a dentist increases the chances of finding a provider who works well for your family. … [Read more...] about How to Find a Family Dentist