WE HELP SET YOUR CHILD UP FOR A LIFETIME OF GREAT ORAL HEALTH
AMR Dental prides itself on our reputation as leaders in Children’s Dentistry in Margaret River. We understand that all children are small adults, and all procedures need to be explained simply and in their language. With this in mind, their journey from the waiting room through to the surgery is soft and caring.
As soon as a child turns two, it’s time to visit the dentist or oral health therapist for an oral health assessment. Our dentists and therapists know that there can be nervousness or fears and often work hard to make the visit a comfortable experience.
what happens at your first visit?
Your child meets the dentist or oral health therapist and has an opportunity to get used to the dentist’s high-tech chair. This consultation mainly involves just a visual inspection, making sure there’s nothing unusual with the child’s teeth and gums.
The dentist or oral health therapist will take time to answer any questions to create a gentle, positive experience that is often accompanied by plenty of giggles for both the child and the parent!
As well as doing an oral examination, the dentist or oral health therapist assesses the child’s growth and development and identifies any risk of dental decay, as well as educating the child (and parent) on brushing techniques and the importance of healthy nutrition on teeth.
Easy tips to get prepared
- Kids can easily pick up on anxiety in their parents, so try to keep it light-hearted yourself to allay their fears. If a child has any concerns, it’s important to explain that dental visits are a regular occurrence for everyone to help keep people healthy. Keep it matter-of-fact without using any negative words such as ‘pain’, ‘drill’ or ‘needle’.
- Routine dental visits are one of the best ways to help your child become more familiar with visiting the dentist. Starting at an early age, we recommend twice yearly checkups and cleans so that we can evaluate your child’s smile development and intervene if the need should arise.
- We take things at your child’s pace, easing them into having an exam, “pictures” (X-rays) of their teeth and a cleaning. Our team offers a gentle approach and great sense of humour, because we prefer to see our paediatric patients leave with a smile on their face.
- Since kids are often exhausted after a busy day at day care, pre-school or school, it’s generally best to book a morning appointment.
The friendly, caring staff at AMR Dental Margaret River look forward to meeting your child, to help look after those precious teeth right through to adulthood.
Please contact us should you wish to make an appointment for your child.