Kids are such a pride and joy. They seem to grow up in a blink of an eye. This is why routine dental checkups should begin as soon as the first tooth protrudes. Children's smiles tend to develop fairly quickly. This is why it is important that our Roseville Dentists are able to monitor your child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth develops. We recommend your child have their first dental appointment scheduled by his or her first birthday. Here at Rocky Ridge Family Dental, we believe it is vital that your child feels relaxed and comfortable when visiting our Roseville practice. As a parent, your mind can rest at ease knowing our dental team is compassionate, patient and caring with all our patients, regardless of age.
Having your child regularly visit our Roseville Dentist also grants you the added benefit of receiving one on one expert advice on how to maintain your child's oral hygiene and health at home. We love to promote patient education such as how to properly brush infant gums at an early age to help maintain a healthy clean mouth. Brushing gums at an early stage can also help encourage your child to maintain strong oral health habits as they grow; which minimizes the likelihood of developing any dental related fears over time.
The First VisitHere at Rocky Ridge Family Dental we do our best to create a comfortable and relaxing environment where your child can feel safe and secure during their first visit. Our Roseville Dentist believes this minimizes the chances of him/her developing any fears towards dentistry. As a result, your child will be more confident and motivated to maintain strong oral health habits.
Struggling with Fears of the Dentist?Our Roseville dental team strongly promotes patient education as a solutions to minimizing any fears. Fears on the dentist usually stem from the sense of lacking control in the dental chair and lacking an understanding of what will happen during the procedure. For this reason, we like to advise your son/daughter of what to expect during their visits and enjoy educating our patients on the dental tools being used during their visit. However, there are some cases where no matter our methods, some children will still have a fear of dentists. This fear is better known as dentophobia. Having even just one negative prior experience with a dentist can be enough to develop a phobia of dentists.
If you are aware of your child's fears towards dentists, or if you have any questions or concerns prior to their first visit, please alert our dental team. This will allow our Roseville Dentist to accommodate you accordingly.