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Pediatric Dentistry:: Reducing Fear while Building Good Habits

Aug 03, 2014 03:38AM ● By Jenny Federman

For young kids, going to the dentist can be a frightening new experience. Good habits start at a young age. If proper care is not taken in those crucial first appointments, one bad experience may scare a child away, leading to poor dental care and hygiene in their adult life. Pediatric dentistry plays the important role of helping your child gain trust and confidence in the dental process.

To help children develop good dental habits which will serve them into adulthood, they should go to a pediatric dentist for cleanings, brushing and flossing lessons and other services. The goal is to help children grow up happy going to the dentist, and pediatric dentists spend a lot of time and staff training to make each visit as fun as it can be.
In pediatric dentistry, extra time and care is given to putting each child at ease from the minute they walk into the waiting room. The games, toys, and even fun pictures on the wall create a safe, inviting and friendly environment to provide children with the best experience possible.

Once a child is actually in the dentist’s chair, it is key to inform and educate children about the process, whether the topic is cleaning their teeth or filling a cavity. It is the dentist’s responsibility to teach and instill good habits of oral hygiene that will last the patient’s lifetime. This can only be achieved by working with the child at their own individual pace.  

Pediatric dental offices put the effort into creating the most comfortable, safe environment for your child. Since the average person will eat over 85,000 times in their life, good habits developed early will help them enjoy each meal to the fullest extent possible.

Dr. Jenny Federman is director of Children’s Dental Care, located at 60 Old New Milford Rd, Ste 1D in Brookfield, CT. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 203-745-2489 or visit See ad, page 7.

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