Visiting the dentist is not just scary for squirmy toddlers or kids – it is often quite scary for adults too! In fact, more than one-third of people nationwide report feeling fearful of going to the dentist. But you don’t want your toddler growing up feeling fearful of the dentist’s chair! The best way to make sure this never happens is to take your toddler to the right pediatric dentist who knows just how to handle squirmy/fidgety toddlers and ease their fears.
When your child loses their first tooth, it is almost like a rite of passage to be visited by the tooth fairy and be gifted for the pain and trouble the little tooth caused. After all, these kinds of sweet moments in your child’s life have them cherish their childhood forever. However, you may wonder what time the tooth fairy has to come out and around what age baby teeth normally fall out?
There comes a point in time when your child asks you the inevitable question; “Is Santa Clause real?” you are never really prepared with a proper answer. No sooner have you cooked up one than when they hit you with a follow-up question; “And is the Tooth Fairy real?” Again, you will most likely go with what your gut tells you. After all, no one wants to disappoint their child. But what if she was real? Let us delve a bit into history and find out.
It is a parent or guardian’s responsibility to ensure that your child goes through various life experiences smoothly while undergoing the least pain possible. Taking a child to see a pediatric dentist or an orthodontist is often a parent’s worst nightmare. Some parents occasionally wishing they could avoid them altogether due to the pain involved. As a result, pediatric anesthesia has become a popular artificial way of making children insensitive to pain during a visit to the dentist.
If your child has started to lose their baby teeth, you should begin to see the eruption of their permanent teeth. This is usually a joyous occasion. But, it’s possible that one or more of their permanent teeth won’t come in like they’re supposed to. Which can make for a stressful situation. There’s also the possibility that a permanent tooth could fall out because of an accident or injury. In any case, it’s important to know what to do if your child is missing one or more permanent teeth.
You know the importance of dental health and proper oral hygiene habits, but it is difficult to get your children to understand this, especially if they are timid. If you are like many parents, every time your child is faced with a new and unfamiliar situation, he or she refuses to cooperate and ends up in tears.
As parents, it is only natural to be concerned with our children’s health and wellbeing. Of course, their oral health is no exception. Similar to adults, children are susceptible to cavities, decay, gum disease, and other dental problems that can cause their teeth to become sensitive. Also like adults, tooth sensitivity can make routine tasks like eating and drinking exceedingly painful for young children.
A Dentist, Endodontist or an Orthodontist? Being a parent is a huge responsibility! There is so much to learn, and every aspect of your child’s health and development feels equally important. Of course, you went through it all as a baby yourself, but you sure don’t remember, it now!
KinderSmiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Monday 9:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 9:30am – 5:00pm
Friday 9:30am – 1:00pm (Reception Only)
Saturday & Sunday Closed