Dentistry Recommendations for Kids
Did you know that the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that all children have what they refer to as a “dental home” by age one? What the AAPD means by this is that children should have a regular dentist from a very young age, just like they have a primary care physician or pediatrician for their general health care.
When children get to interact with their dentist from an early age, usually by accompanying their parents or older siblings to the dentist office when they go for their appointments, they are much more comfortable with the dentist in later life. With Reason To Smile, they might even learn to enjoy regular checkups, including the sights, sounds, and smells, as well as the friendly faces and bright smiles of the staff.
For practical reasons, children’s “dental homes” are usually just the same dentist offices the parents and perhaps other family members such as grandparents go for their own oral health care maintenance. This way, there is only one dentist office to call for appointments, ask questions, and set up other dental services.
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Our Dental Office Near SLC Is a Friendly Atmosphere for Kids
We understand that visiting the dentist can be a frightening or intimidating place for children. We make sure the members of our staff get along with kids and help them feel at ease. As previously mentioned, taking your children with you to the dentist’s office from an early age can help them have a better experience at the dentist. By exposing them to a friendly, engaging staff, you will greatly lessen the chance that your children will develop any fears associated with going to the dentist. This will make good oral health easier to maintain throughout their lives. If you have any questions about dentistry that is tailored for kids, please call our office at (801) 618-3399. A staff member in our Salt Lake dentist office will be happy to talk to you.