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Why It's Important for Your Child to Enjoy Seeing the Dentist

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At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we love treating children, and children love coming to the dentist. Most of our team, in fact, are parents themselves.

At our dental office, we believe that making dental visits positive for children instills good dental habits that can last a lifetime. We start by making your child feel relaxed and comfortable.

We then treat any dental issues with a soft but thorough and experienced hand.

What Age Should Dental Care Begin?

The American Dental Association recommends seeing a dentist around the first birthday or within a few months of the first tooth eruption.

The earlier you bring your child to the dentist, the more trust and rapport we can ...

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Great News! A Study Found That Kids Are Seeing the Dentist More Than Ever!

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Getting kids to the dentist for their early childhood preventive appointments directly impacts their oral health for life. If you are seeking children’s dentistry in Fayetteville, we are here to help you and your little one get off to a healthy start with their smiles.

Early Childhood Dentistry

Many people don’t know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child have that first dental appointment by the time his or her first tooth makes an appearance or by that first birthday.

A recent study from the ADA Health Policy Institute shows that nearly 50 percent of children age two to 18 are seeing the dentist and taking advantage of their ...

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Dental Anxiety and Your Child: It's Not the End of the World

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Dental anxiety affects millions of Americans but it’s not something we are born with, it’s a fear that people learn through a negative experience or because it is passed down by their parents Unfortunately, dental anxiety can keep people from seeking dental care they need to stay healthy, which has a negative impact on their overall health and may even impact self-confidence.

Avoiding dental anxiety when it comes to your kids involves just a few key points.

Start Early

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental appointment by their first birthday. This gives kids an opportunity to become familiar with the dental office early and that they ...

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Has Your Child Been Sipping Sugar Water?

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Today, we have so much information about nutrition that making healthier choices is easy – vegetables, fruit, and lean proteins are a great place to start. If your child still has cavities in spite of the many changes you have made to keep your family healthy, you might want to examine the labels on their favorite drinks.

Common Sugar-Filled Beverages

Fruit juice – Fruit juice can be a great source of vitamin C and tastes good too. Eating the whole fruit is a better option because of the fiber and chewing involved. You get to enjoy the nutritional benefits of the whole fruit, not just the juice. 

Many fruit juices have added sugar ...

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Treating the Whole Family

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When it comes to dental care, there is no age limit. People of all ages, from young children who are just getting their teeth to seniors who might be facing serious dental issues, need to take care of their oral health. At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we are pleased to be your family and children’s dentist in Fayetteville, AR.

From a child’s first time in the dental office all the way through adulthood, we want to treat your entire family—for a lifetime!

We Are a Children’s Dentist

When your child’s first tooth erupts, it’s time to start teaching him or her about good oral health. Good dental habits start early, and they ...

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Caring for Baby Teeth

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At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we welcome patients of all ages to our practice. We especially enjoy our smallest patients because we understand the importance of building great relationships with children so they can have future success at the dental office. We like to see children around their first birthday for their first dental checkup. Your premiere children's dentist in Fayetteville, AR discusses caring for baby teeth.

The First Visit

Our first visit with your child is mostly just spent acclimating them to our office and the instruments we use. We'll take a ride in the "big chair," count their teeth, and basically get an idea of what's going on with their ...

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The Difference in Treating Children

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While we strive to make every patients' experience at our dental office exceptional, at Northwest Arkansas Family Dentistry, we also understand how important first dental visits are for your child. Your child's first impression of their dental appointment can potentially set them up for a lifetime of success at the dental office if it's a positive experience. Here's more information about caring for children from your kid's dentist in Fayetteville.

When Should My Child's First Dental Visit Be?

Dr. Beth Bowen completed advanced training at Children’s Hospital of Colorado and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, which gives her additional knowledge and expertise in children's dental development and treatment. Your child's first tooth may appear ...

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