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Positive dental appointments

Going to the dentist shouldn’t be a challenging or frustrating experience for a parent or child. With the right dentist and the right partnership, positive dental appointments are not only possible but are also par for the course. Read on to learn how the team at Pediatric Dental Specialists takes steps every day to make sure patients feel not only welcome but also comfortable and safe. Further, trips to the dentist with the best children’s dentist in Omaha, Nebraska, are fun too.

We make positive dental appointments par for the course.

We understand that every child is unique, special, and gifted in their own way. We also understand that parents know their children best. Therefore, we don’t look at dentist appointments with a cookie-cutter approach. We listen to what both parents and their children say because knowledge is power and can help provide insight into oral care treatment. Aside from that, here is how we encourage parents to partner with us to create positive dental appointments.

1. Ask questions.

We don’t expect parents to be dentists too. We know you’ll have questions, and we make sure you’ll have the time to ask them and receive thoughtful answers that aren’t rushed. Parents who ask questions are often far better equipped to help their child maintain a good oral care routine at home than those who don’t. So, for your child’s oral health, be sure to ask away!

2. Tell us if you or your child suffer from dental anxiety.

Sedation dentistry can help your child stay calm and relaxed during their dental visit. While we feel strongly that there is no need to be afraid of the dentist, we understand that dental anxiety exists. We offer various options for children who may be extra anxious or have special needs. Let’s work together to devise a plan that works for your child. 

3. Ensure your child receives the appropriate preventive dental care.

Good care at home and regular dentist trips are a great way to prevent cavities and other oral health problems. Good oral care starts at home with proper brushing, flossing, and rinsing each day. But dental plaque can be stubborn, and often those little hands can’t get at tough-to-reach places. Start taking your child to the dentist for routine preventive dental care every six months, starting around their first birthday. During these visits, we’ll conduct an oral examination and dental cleaning.

4. Talk to us about dental sealants.

Dental sealants are composed of a plastic resin that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars). The resin hardens when applied to your child’s teeth and quickly bonds with the deep grooves. Getting dental sealants is completely painless, meaning your child won’t require any anesthesia or drilling that could make them nervous. Dental sealants are a great way to prevent tooth decay.

5. Ask for an office tour before your child’s appointment.

If your child seems a bit nervous about an upcoming dentist appointment, why not have an appointment before the appointment? And in this case, we mean an office tour to help your child feel comfortable and know what to expect. We have found that a visit to our office separate from the actual appointment can help make the environment feel a bit more familiar when it comes to appointment day.

6. Spend some extra time with us.

Think of our office as a safe place where you and your child are always welcome. Feel free to arrive at the appointment a bit early and stay a bit after your appointment to let your child play quietly in the play area. Spending time in the office aside from the dental chair can help your child learn to love going to the dentist. And that play area is just one of the many things we do to create positive dental experiences.

Call our associates in pediatric dentistry in Omaha today to schedule your child’s next appointment.

Help create positive dental appointments by staying on schedule with a trip to the dentist every six months. If your child is due or overdue for their next appointment, now is the time to request an appointment with your children’s dentist in Omaha, Nebraska. The team at Pediatric Dental Specialists is skilled in serving children from infancy through adolescence. Dr. Ben and Dr. Frannie have put in the time to become trained pediatric dentists, and our entire team is skilled in providing dental care to kids. We look forward to meeting your child and partnering with you to create a positive dental experience for your little one.