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Children’s Dentistry at Melton

Even as their teeth are growing in, children need dental services, too. Children’s dentistry is an important aspect of overall health and when you begin taking your children for dental exams at an early age, it helps establish healthy habits that will follow them for life.

Our team of dental professionals at Melton Dental enjoy working with our young patients and are happy to provide children’s dentistry for children of all ages. We work with kids as young as two years old and help monitor the growth of their teeth to stay on top of any dental issues, and to help instill healthy habits like daily brushing and paying attention to what they eat. We do everything we can to make your child’s first dental visit a positive experience, which means a positive experience for you, too.

Even as their teeth are growing in, children need dental services, too. Children’s dentistry is an important aspect of overall health and when you begin taking your children for dental exams at an early age, it helps establish healthy habits that will follow them for life.

Our team of dental professionals at Melton Dental enjoy working with our young patients and are happy to provide children’s dentistry for children of all ages. We work with kids as young as two years old and help monitor the growth of their teeth to stay on top of any dental issues, and to help instill healthy habits like daily brushing and paying attention to what they eat. We do everything we can to make your child’s first dental visit a positive experience, which means a positive experience for you, too.

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Children’s Dentistry is About Prevention

 

Children’s Dentistry at Melton–Melton Dental House

Dental problems can take place even at an early age. Certain foods and drinks can affect their teeth as they are growing in, while bacteria and decay can creep up on their teeth just like in an adult. An unseen cavity can lead to a lot of pain, which can make them associate pain with going to the dentist, resulting in a bad experience. Other issues like losing a baby tooth too soon can affect the development and placement of their other teeth, which can lead to more expensive future treatments.

But regular dental visits allow us to build a happy relationship with children as we teach them the importance of taking care of their teeth. They will see that regular checkups do not cause pain, but are meant to prevent problems that can lead to pain or tooth loss in the future. We can also monitor their teeth to see if they will need alignment treatment, because the sooner this is addressed, the more cost-effective it can be. Our goal is to help you and your child enjoy oral health that makes them smile for a lifetime.

The Best Teaching Technique

 

We incorporate the Tell, Show, Do technique that is a compassionate and respectful way to help children understand what happens at the dentist. Here’s how it works:

First, we tell your child what will happen during their visit.

This helps them feel more secure because, with more visits, they will soon learn that we respect them and that they are part of the process.

Next, we show them any tools that we will use and may give them a mirror

to show them what we will do in their mouth. In most cases, the dentist will only have a look around, but allowing your child to see what the dentist is looking at often provides a sense of comfort.

Lastly, we do what we explained we will do.

The dentist will give instructions to the child that they can raise their hand if they want to stop, or they can hold the mirror to watch, if they want. Your child’s safety and security are a priority and can help reduce any stress they may experience. Our goal is to help children feel safe at the dentist, allowing them to feel free to ask for a visit any time they feel they need help with their teeth.

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Scott S. 2

Not just any old dental clinic, made to feel right at Home as soon as I walked in the door. Friendly and caring team and love the color purple throughout!

Scott S.


Your Child’s First Dental Exam

 

The first visit is an essential step in children’s dentistry that can help build a positive relationship for their entire childhood. We recommend bringing children in at a young age before any dental problems develop. A first exam can be turned into a positive experience with a ride in the dental chair, fun books to read or games to play while they wait for their appointment. We incorporate a number of tools to help make this experience pleasant.

During the first visit, the dentist usually just has a look around and talks to the young patient about oral health. But you can also choose to allow a tooth polishing or cleaning so they can experience a real treatment. We recommend you bring a blanket, favourite book or toy they can hold while in the dental chair, if it helps them feel more secure. And we will be sure to communicate with your child in a light, fun and caring manner to convey a positive message about dentists and oral health care.

There are some things that you can do at home before the first dental exam to reduce stress or avoid stress altogether. The following are some tips you can try:

Read children’s books about going to the dentist, such as Peppa Pig’s Dentist Trip to get ready for your child’s first visit
Talk to your child about the dental visit before you come so they understand the purpose of the visit
Avoid using words or phrases that may frighten them such as needle, pain or taking out teeth
Schedule a morning visit, since this is the most common time when children are more cooperative
Bring a phone or tablet with headphones so they can listen to music, watch a video or play games while in the waiting room and during the appointment, if they wish
Bring sunglasses if you like, and let your child wear them during the exam to soften the bright light
If you have any questions or concerns, please call and talk to us ahead of time, in many cases we can help allay any concerns or take action to help
Children are open to learning about teeth brushing and oral health care, and we help by reinforcing these healthy habits. We can watch for dental problems and can provide services such as braces, palette widening and even Invisalign for teenagers, if needed. In fact, today’s teenagers are more accepting of dental care thanks to social media, and the demand for healthy teeth has increased.

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While we agree that you can’t put a price on good health (especially when it comes to your teeth), we understand the reality of family budgets. That’s why we offer flexible treatment options and family-affordable pricing. You might say the only thing average about Dental House is our prices.

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Kim Moiler

It’s all about the client here! You are made to feel welcome and comfortable the second you walk in the door. They are forward thinking in dentistry which is a huge positive for the client. Well done to all

Kim M.

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We offer children’s dentistry for kids of all ages, from their first exam to their teenage years. Call today and schedule a visit with us and together we will help your child enjoy a healthy smile for life.

Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

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