Your child’s experience matters more to us than making perfect fillings. We would like to get to know your child before they have any decay or broken teeth…. in fact, as soon as they have teeth.
Building child confidence
Before your visit, tell your child that the dentist will give them a ride in the special chair and count their teeth. If you, or an older sibling are confident at the dentist, then let the younger child watch this first. Please don’t say “it won’t hurt”- because that suggests it might!
Making the dentist fun
Promising toys or money puts pressure on children to perform, and raises the stakes if more visits are recommended! If you yourself find dentistry difficult, you might like to bring your child to our popular Childrens’ Days, where staff are geared to entertain. (Think ‘school fete’ rather than ‘doctor’s surgery’.)
Putting your child at ease
It is harder if your child’s first visit is booked for toothache, but all is not lost: we can often give “laughing gas” to aid relaxation, and cream to numb the gum before placing anaesthetics.
Take Good Care
What you and your children do to look after their teeth, will matter more than anything a dentist can do. Good brushing and sugar-free snacks are the keys to a great smile. Adjacent are a few links that we think may be helpful to you and the oral health of your children.
We would love to see you and your children at practice!!