Your child’s good lifelong dental habits begin at Melody Dentistry for Kids!

Why Begin Your Child’s Dental Health Journey at Melody Dentistry for Kids?

One-third of the U.S. population avoids the dentist because of dental anxiety, which means that instead of getting the preventative care they need, they are more likely to need expensive treatments later on. For a lot of people, dental anxiety begins in childhood because of the way the adults around them talk about the dentist. As parents, you can help make sure that your child has a healthy attitude about dental care by bringing them to Melody Dentistry for Kids.

What Are Dental Exams at Melody Dentistry for Kids like?

At your child’s dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will evaluate their oral hygiene and health, their drinking and eating habits, and their risk of tooth decay. The hygienist will give their teeth a professional cleaning, and they may also take dental X-rays and apply sealants. Dr. Manske will treat any existing cavities or tooth defects and check the way your child’s upper and lower teeth fit together.

We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. Our purpose is to gain your child’s confidence and overcome apprehension. However, if you choose, you are more than welcome to accompany your child to the treatment room. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.

Prepare Your Child for Their Visit the Right Way

You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better. It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle,” “shot,” “pull,” “drill,” or “hurt.” Our office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message but are pleasant and non-frightening to a child. For more tips on how to help your child have the best mindset about the dentist or for answers to any questions about our practice, just give us a call at (424) 322-4780 or send us an email.