Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

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

November 30, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Meg Johnson
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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 build with your child over time.

On the first visit, a ride in the dental chair, an exam fueled by fun, and an attentive staff will surely go a long way toward making your child’s dental experience positive.

Relieving Fears

At our Fayetteville, AR dental office, we understand that each child will have different thoughts or fears when it comes to visiting the dentist. We always take this into consideration and use a customized approach to help keep your child relaxed and comfortable.

Instilling Healthy Dental Habits Early

Our primary goal when it comes to treating children is to instill healthy habits early by gaining trust. We also believe that children who trust and enjoy coming to the dentist are more likely to let parents known when they have a toothache!

We will provide guidance for early tooth brushing and flossing at home. We’ll discuss with your child in easy terms—and age appropriately—why it’s important to brush and floss regularly.

At Arkansas Family Dental, we also understand that making parents feel at ease goes a long way toward making children feel relaxed, too. This is why we provide plenty of additional time during appointments to address your concerns.

Contact us

Whether you’re looking for a new dentist for an older child or seeking your child’s first dentist, contact our dental office today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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