Dental checkups can be stressful for adults and we usually project the same fear onto our children, even though they don’t know what to expect. One of the best ways to make sure that your son or daughter’s relationship with the dentist gets off on the right foot is to talk to them about how much fun it will be and how important it is. Luckily, most of your child’s early dentist appointments are likely to be free of most of the negative associations some adults have with professional dental care.

At La Petite Dentistry, we do everything we can to make sure your kids have a good time when they come see us. Our office is brilliantly designed, colorfully painted, and full of things that will make your kids smile. Our pediatric dentist, along with the entire staff, is trained to help kids feel comfortable when they’re having their teeth checked and cleaned. If your kids need dental work, call us today. Read on to learn about what will happen during a pediatric dental visit.

The Dental Exam

We will check your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth to look for any signs of trouble like decay or unusual plaque buildup as well as making sure that the child’s bite is lined up properly. If any of the patient’s teeth need cleaning, the dentist will take care of that, too.

Developing Healthy Dental Habits

One of the most important parts of any pediatric dental appointment is discussing how to maintain proper dental health as the child ages. We will go over teaching how to teach your kids to brush their teeth, what to expect as teething continues, and what to expect when your child starts to lose his or her baby teeth. Proper nutrition and how the child’s diet contributes to their oral and overall health is another important topic of discussion.

If you have any concerns about your child’s teeth we encourage you to bring them to our attention so that we can continue to monitor certain conditions or develop a treatment plan. At La Petite Dentistry, we also offer orthodontic services so we can keep an eye on your children’s teeth in case they might need braces or Invisalign.

If your child is ready for their first dental checkup or they need treatment for a dental issue, call La Petite Dentistry in Hudson today. We can make the experience a fun one that will make your kids want to take care of their teeth throughout their lives!