Children (and adults) can be very anxious about going to the dentist. The unfamiliar environment, unusual sounds and odd smells are enough to cause some to feel nervous. The team at Pyramid Family Dental know the importance of dental check-ups for children and how to make them feel comfortable.
Dental anxiety is common and affects people of all ages, so common in fact that approximately one in six people experience it – although it doesn’t need to be this way.
At Pyramid Family Dental, we pride ourselves on having a warm and welcoming environment and making the experience a pleasant one right from your child’s very first appointment.
I find parents have good intentions but unfortunately, I do not feel families receive enough dental education. Some parents believe a baby tooth doesn’t need dental treatment because eventually it will fall out anyway. These beliefs, together with dental anxiety can cause problems with the teeth early on, even though it’s fully preventable.
For instance, I often see toddlers who are put to bed with milk in their bottle and then get cavities on their front top teeth. If the cavity gets bad enough, the pain can be horrible. If an abscess forms, it may result in damage to the permanent tooth and make your child sick to the point of being hospitalised.
Despite popular beliefs, dental check-ups are just as important for children as they are for grown-ups. Children should begin their dental check-ups at two years of age. I suggest parents bring their children in so that the child can get used to the environment and build trust in our dental team. Initially, that might be just a ride in the chair and counting their teeth – keeping the visit fun and light-hearted. The last thing we want to do is make your child not want to come see us.
My passion and goal is to help you and your children have functioning teeth so you can speak and eat well, plus have a beautiful smile to show the world your confidence. That is why I go to work every day and why I love my job.
If your family is in need of a check-up, we’d love to help you out. Give our friendly, experienced team a call on 07 4237 1810 or you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, see our website: www.pyramidfamilydental.com.au