Pediatric Dentistry

A visit to the child-friendly dentist can also be fun!

Pediatric DentistryIn the past, the general opinion was that the milk teeth did not need so much attention and care, as they only had to be used for a few years by their wearer, only to be replaced by the second set of teeth. Today it is clear that a healthy milk tooth is the best condition for the following teeth. Therefore, going to a child-friendly dentist is a duty for all parents who care about the dental health of their children. However, many of them are terrified of having to subject their little angels to the same ordeals that they themselves experienced as children. The offspring feel these fears and are then often afraid of the first visit to the dentist without having seen the inside of a dental practice before. These fears are usually completely unfounded. With regular check-ups, major damage cannot occur in the first place, and so visits to the practice are usually completely painless. Apart from this, many treatments are carried out differently today, which makes them painless.

It is especially important for children to be shown how to brush their teeth properly. Since children usually do not brush as thoroughly and regularly as adults, regular prophylaxis and check-ups in the practice are essential for healthy milk teeth.

Child-friendly dentists usually know very well how to take away any fears their little patients may have. The very first visit should not be too short in time, because the approach to a check-up or treatment must be done very carefully. After all, even the most harmless examination at the dentist is associated with a very helpless, uncomfortable position in the dental chair, in which many adults feel quite uncomfortable. Therefore the good child-friendly dentist will first of all gain the child’s trust by explaining instruments together with the child, discussing certain dental diseases and treatment methods on the basis of dentures and pictures and generally patiently and very slowly taking every single step together with the child so as not to overstrain or even frighten him or her. This patience should also be shown by you as a parent and should not be rushed. Do not put off dental problemsIf your child has problems with his or her teeth, you should not wait too long. As with any problem, the earlier it is tackled, the faster and easier it can be solved. This also applies to the treatment of tooth decay or malocclusion. In addition, the cause can be researched in order to eliminate it for the future. Again, this requires not only medical but also pedagogical action and explaining to both child and parents which behaviour patterns need to be changed.