A fear of the dentist is one of the most common fears among Americans. It is also the number 1 reason why people don’t have their teeth checked and cleaned regularly. This can be detrimental to your oral health, as well as your overall health.
We begin checking your child’s teeth when they are around one year of age. Although regular dental cleanings don’t begin until around age three, it is important for us to check your child’s dental development prior to that, just to make sure they are on the right track to getting a great, healthy grin.
These checkups should be easy, but they can turn into a struggle when your child is afraid. While we see patients with dental fear every day, it is important that your child be relaxed and comfortable in our office. Continue reading “Going to the dentist is fun!”