Your Child’s First Visit To The Dentist

Your Child’s First Visit To The Dentist
Posted on 11/01/2016
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As a parent, it's important to be knowledgeable about your child's dental health and learn how you can keep your child's teeth healthy. At Children’s Dentistry of Stuart, Dr. Torres and Dr. Sugar ensure that parents are always kept updated on their child’s dental care.

There are ways you can be proactive in helping your child achieve a healthy smile. As your local pediatric dentist, we put together this list of questions you should ask during your child's first visit to our Stuart, FL children’s dentistry practice.



Questions You Should You Ask On Your First Visit To Your Stuart Kids’ Dentist


What can I do to keep my child's teeth healthy?


Outside of taking your child to regularly scheduled dental appointments with Dr. Torres or Dr. Sugar, there are things you can do at home to keep your child’s teeth as healthy as possible. For a few tips on how to keep your child's teeth healthy and strong, be sure to ask. Our team can provide you with some helpful hints that can allow you to help your child want to take good care of his or her dental health.


Do you have any advice on how I can get my child to want to brush and floss?


We understand that brushing and flossing isn’t the most exciting thing to a child. If your child is reluctant to brush and floss, our pediatric dentists can give you some tips and tricks on how to make tooth brushing and flossing fun and something your child will want to do.


What can I do to make sure my young child doesn't develop baby bottle tooth decay?


Your pediatric dentist can help you on how you can prevent baby bottle tooth decay or rapid decay associated with prolonged nursing. You can also read our baby bottle tooth decay blog post for more information.


What should I do if my child is afraid of going to the dentist?


Fear of the dentist is something that many kids experience, so your child is not alone if he or she is not the biggest fan of being in the dentist’s chair. Dr. Sugar and Dr. Torres have experience treating patients who are fearful of dental visits and specialize in children’s sedation dentistry. To know if your child is a candidate for sedation dentistry, ask your child’s dentist.


What should I do If my child has a dental emergency?


In case of some type of dental emergency after hours, you’ll want to know how to get in touch with your child’s dentist. Your kid’s dentist will tell you what types of problems require emergency room visits and provide you with some tips for handling problems which aren't quite so urgent. 

Contact Children’s Dentistry of Stuart

If you would like any additional information on the topics discussed above before your child is scheduled to visit our Stuart, FL office, call us at (772) 283-1230 as we’d be happy to assist you! If it's time for your child to visit the dentist, please schedule an appointment with us today. We look forward to seeing you and your child soon!