Getting your child accustomed to dental visits as early as possible is of great benefit to all concerned.
Bringing them along with you, even as babes in arms, during you Re-Examination appointments introduces them to the sights, sounds and smells of dentistry in a non-threatening manner. They also pick up on their siblings/parents having “a ride in the special chair”. Pressing the buttons to make the chair move is always a fascination for little fingers, and this is encouraged under supervision.
After a few visits, your child will normally be happy to show us their teeth “to count how many there are”. By this method we are able to have a good look at them with your child’s cooperation.
Looking after your child while you are having dental treatment
While having work done in your mouth, having your children in the same room can add more stress to the situation. There are various ways in which we can help to alleviate this.
The reception room contains an old-style school desk in which there are toys, drawing materials and children’s story books on dental subjects. The room has been designed so that this is in a safe area, under the direct visual supervision of the receptionist. They can happily have a glass of water/squash and have access to the toilet.
Both members of our reception staff have young grandchildren.