Good Dental Habits Begin with You
We believe the best strategy for lifelong oral health starts at an early age. Prevention and education are the keys to a happy, healthy smile. We work with children and parents to make sure little ones are off to a great start in caring for their teeth. If you are interested in tips on how to help your child, check out our guide!
Your child should have his or her first dental visit when that very first tooth has come in. This is an important milestone, especially for parents. At the initial dental appointment, you and the dentist will focus on the importance of prevention. In addition to your child’s checkup, you and the dentist will discuss oral hygiene, diet, and good habits as the building blocks for oral health. Your dentist will provide you with expert information and take the time to answer all your questions.
When to Start
At ages 2-3, children attend check-up appointments which masquerade as more of a show-and-tell experience. These fun, playful years are an opportunity for your child to get accustomed to coming to the dentist. The ultimate goal is to have your child feel comfortable, safe, and relaxed when they visit us. Riding in the dental chair, looking in the dental mirror, and getting to know our team are the most critical aspects of orientation. These activities help your child associate dental visits with positive outcomes while building confidence. During this fun time in your little one’s life, coming to the dentist should be lots of fun, too! If you want to prepare them as much as possible, we have written a blog post on tips to prepare your child for their first visit.
As your child grows, we maintain regular 6-month checkups to ensure all dental needs are being met. At this interval, your dentist can:
Provide ongoing, preventative care
Identify potential dental problems
Plan for future care
Monitor for concerns like decay and cavities
Provide restorative dental treatment
Support parents and children through education
At Sunridge Dental, we believe in a holistic approach to your child’s dental health. It’s a lifelong commitment that starts out small but means something big. Our highly trained practitioners and team would love to partner with you on that journey. We’re happy to be there with you, every step of the way.
Book With Us
For families with children, we understand it’s often a balancing act. Having all family members seen on the same day and time can be an important consideration in finding the right dentist. Our team will help you book appointments in the way that suits you best, so going to the dentist is simple and convenient.