When Should Children Start Visiting a Dentist?
In most cases, children should have their first dental appointments when they are still toddlers or preschoolers. This gives them early exposure to dental techniques, and they fear dentists and their services less in the future. Of course, if you have a child who is older but who has never been to the dentist before, we encourage you to bring your son or daughter to our beautiful, comfortable Nashville, TN office!
What is Our Goal With Every Child?
We enjoy helping kids understand their roles in taking care of their teeth and gums. When we work with pediatric patients, our initial goals are to make the child as comfortable as possible, and answer any questions the parents may have. While we would love to get x-rays at the first appointment, we know that some kids are afraid of the process, so we go slowly. Our focus is on making them feel like Belle Meade Family Dentistry is their home-away-from-home!
All of our treatments are done with care and gentleness. We understand that kids can sometimes be scared during their first times with us, and we do our best to make them laugh, get them talking and help them see how valuable their teeth are! You never know… your child might become the “floss police” around your house!
Got kids? We would love to help them keep their teeth and gums sparkling! Learn more about children’s dental options at Belle Meade Family Dentistry in Nashville, TN. Contact us at (615) 298-2030.