For some parents, it may be hard to even get our self to go to the dentist. We know why going to the dentist is important, but getting the encouragement needed to actually seek dental care can be hard, so now let’s imagine doing the same for our children. Most children respond to people, places, or things the same way that their parents do. If you find that you have dental phobia and it is becoming increasingly harder to get your child to want to go to the dentist also, the following article will discuss a few reasons as to why having your children see the dentist on a regular basis is so important. At Greenway Pediatric Dentistry in Houston, TX, we want to help out all of our parent patients in the best way that we can!
As stated above you are a parent and you have dental phobia, you can understand what that is like. The crippling fear of seeing the dentist may have even kept you from getting the oral care you needed at the appropriate time. Experiencing pain, and anxiety when thinking about the dentist is unfortunately unhealthy. If you want to break the cycle and have your child not be afraid of the dentist, it is important to have them visit our office from an early age. As they become more and more familiar with the dentist, what happens there, and form a relationship with the staff in the office, then they’ll be more willing to see us when they have a problem.
One of the most important parts of the year is the two times that you come into the office. At these appointments a tooth cleaning is conducted, a cancer screening is done, and a full examination is carried out. All three of these things are extremely important in the grand scheme of your child’s health. If you want to stay on top of how healthy they are, it is important that they get seen by whatever dentist. If they grow to expect the two appointments a year, then later in life they will be able to schedule their own appointments without any fear or reservations.
As stated above, the screenings done at these appointments are so important for your child’s general health. Once they see how important you view their health, they will be more willing and able to do that themselves. By setting the foundation of healthy habits now, you’ll be setting them up for a successful and happy future.
As a parent it is your responsibility to make an appointment for your children, with that being said our office in Houston, TX would be more than delighted to get to meet you and your child. Feel free to give us a call or send an email to set up the very first appointment!