It is hard to choose a dentist for your kids. But pediatric dentists are the right kind of dentist for your children. Children have completely different emotional and physical needs. A pediatric dentist can build a comfortable, trusting relationship with your child at a young age. This fosters great oral health habits for life.
Children need to learn about the benefits of good dental health, beginning with brushing and flossing as well as regular dental visits twice a year. Getting kids to understand that they need to brush morning and night is not so hard, but visits to the dentist may be more challenging. Pediatric dentistry makes explaining this much easier on parents.
It is difficult for parents to convince their child to go to the dentist. Additionally, many kids are afraid of the dentist. If your child has a fear of the dentist, don’t use this as an excuse to put off their dental appointment. Oral and dental health is very important in children and neglecting it can- and most likely will- lead to serious oral health and teeth problems as well as other health problems as an adult. Choosing a children's dentist in Boxborough can help your child overcome their fear of the dentist. For a child the dentists’ office should be comfortable and fun!
Talking to your children about the importance of dental health will have very positive results. Talk to your kids and tell them why it is important to visit the dentist. But at the same time, be sure they don’t hear you complain about your own dental visits!
Pediatric dentists try to make dental visits as fun as possible. In fact, at Today’s Dental of Boxborough we use Audiovisual distraction which has been shown to reduce patient anxiety and pain during dental procedures. We offer a special video headset for our young patients. A child will enjoy any movie or cartoons during the treatment from our selection or you can bring in their favorite DVD.
At Today’s Dental of Boxborough our personnel cater specifically to the emotional and physical stage your child is in. Our communication style has been carefully implemented to ensure a pleasant experience for your child and your family. Contact us with questions or for an appointment today.