How To Prepare Your Child for the First Dental Visit and Cavity Filling

As a child approaches the age of 3 or 4 years old, it’s probably time to start going to the dentist for regular cleanings and exams.


This can be a frightening experience for a child. So, as a parent, you’ll want to be very careful about the timing of the first visit, and the dentist that you choose for your child. Your child’s first experience with a dentist will create a lifelong impression, so you’ll want the encounter to be a positive one.


Pediatric dentists are specially trained to handle the needs of young children, and they can often redirect fearful children, so that the first experience at the dentist’s office is pleasant.


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Waterlase Dentistry

Most of us have experienced dental cavities and fillings.


The first time your child needs a filling, you’ll be faced with the task of helping him or her to overcome the fear of the unknown. But, fillings don’t have to be scary.


A relatively new technology, known as Waterlase Dentistry, uses a unique, powerful interaction of patented YSGG laser wavelength and proprietary water/air spray that cuts, etches and shapes target tissues without contact, heat, vibration or pressure. Therefore, many procedures, such as fillings, can be done painlessly with no anesthesia.


Your child will never have to experience the pain of an injection when it’s time to have a filling!


You can search for a Waterlase Dentist today.


And, Don’t Forget

Your child’s first visit to a new dentist is more than just a cavity check. As a parent, it’s your chance to gather insight from a pediatric dentist—one with experience in childhood teeth development and training in children’s dentistry.


Also, don’t forget to bring the necessary health and medical information to your child’s first dental appointment!


“Agent Advice” is a feature guest post from Lynne Erickson of Erickson Financial Services, Inc., Lynne has been assisting individuals and families with the purchase of personal health, dental and vision coverage for more than 10 years. Her primary objective is to help her clients procure suitable health benefits that offer the best value for the price. Lynne is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).

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