“How To Make Your Child’s First Dentist Visit A Safe, Quick, & Easy Success!”
From the desk of Dr. Añonuevo
Can you remember the first thing that came to your mind when you saw that very first tooth begin to cut its way into your child’s mouth?
How about when the second? Third? Fourth??
If you’re like some busy parents, it probably was not “I need to make the first dentist appointment”. Unfortunately this is why so many children suffer from pediatric gum disease, cavity’s and other gum and teeth problems. Especially when their adult teeth start to form and come in.
Hi, my name is Dr. Añonuevo. I’m a dentist right here in Charlotte and I would like to help save you and your child from unnecessary dental problems by urging you, and guiding you, on making your child’s first dental visit.
I’m so glad you found this report. Because if your child has not yet been to the dentist, or goes infrequently, you need to take action asap and destroy any chances of future problems before it’s too late. Later, I’ll give you an opportunity to do just that. But first, let’s look at the importance of pediatric dental care more closely.
Pediatric dental care should begin well before your son or daughter reaches his or her second, even first birthday!
Your child’s baby teeth are very important to his or her facial development, the ability and ease with which your child will learn to speak, and even your child’s capability to eat properly. All of this occurs well before the tooth fairy ever makes her first visit during the night!
What Makes Baby (Primary) Teeth So Important?
Primary teeth are extremely important to the overall oral health of your child. They are essential to:
Baby teeth will impact your child’s appearance, nutrition, and speech for the rest of his or her life! The front four teeth on the top and bottom will last until the age of six or seven, while the cuspids and molars (back teeth) will remain until the age of ten to thirteen.
When Should I Make the First Dentist Appointment For My Child?
All twenty of your child’s baby teeth will have come in at some point between the second and third birthday. At this point, your first step to proper dental care is to begin regular brushing. This can be a fun and enjoyable time for you and your child.
At around the age of 12-24 months, you should make the first dentist appointment, even if all of your child’s teeth have not fully grown in yet. (Unless of course you see signs or symptoms of gum disease or other issues. If you do, see a dentist immediately!)
This will ensure that the teeth are healthy and growing in properly, and that there are no issues with gums or other parts of the mouth.
You should also start doing your own examination of your child’s teeth every three months. All you need is a simple dental mirror and a pen-light. Hold the mirror up behind the surface of the teeth, and then shine the light onto the mirror. What you should look for includes stained areas or areas that look blue.
If you see blue areas, it may mean that your child’s tooth has been injured by a fall or other accident. In this case, you should call your dentist for further examination.
It has been shown in research studies that the oral hygiene habits that your child develops by the age of five will be those she/he will maintain for the rest of their lives. This includes brushing, flossing, and regularly attending professional dental checkups and cleanings.
As you can see, it’s very important to help your child get started on developing the proper habits for good dental health. But you must do much more than that. You need to take action and bring your child to the dentist!
Your child’s very first pediatric dentist appointment may include:
You may be asking, can I just go to my regular dentist, or should I go to a pediatric dentist?
Pediatric dentists have the same training as regular dentists, except that they will have gone through an additional two-to-three years of specialized pediatric dental training after they have already finished dental school. This allows them the best knowledge, understanding, and skill for the oral care of children between the ages of infancy and adolescence.
Children require different approaches to their dental health. They are different in their needs and behaviors than adults because they are still going through the growth and development process and can still take many preventative actions to avoid future problems.
It’s up to you, but the pediatric dentist is the professional who is best qualified to meet the oral health needs of children.
Unfortunately, many parents wait until the child has pain or visible symptoms of disease before they bring their child to the dentist. This often causes anxiety, worry, and apprehension from the parents. “Who do I choose?” “Where can I find a dentist?”. It’s important to have a dentist that you know and are familiar with. Someone you have seen before the urgent appointment is needed.
Other than for checkups and first consultations, you need to have a pediatric dentist’s available and their number handy, in case of oral health emergencies. There are many different forms of oral health emergency, and though many have to do with teeth, this is not always the case. It could be a knocked out tooth, a bitten or cut lip, or something as simple as a toothache. All of these call for a pediatric dentist who you’re familiar with, you trust, and is ready to care for your child.
And that’s where we come in.
Again, I am a pediatric dentist who would welcome the opportunity to service you and your child.
Your child’s teeth and health are irreplaceable. Just as it’s important to have a pediatrician, you must have your pediatric dentist on call and ready to serve you when needed. This is all starts with a first visit.
And this is why I am so happy you requested this report. I want to make this as easy and as comfortable as possible for you, so I’d like to give you a free consultation with me anytime you like!
That’s right! A Free Pediatric Dental Consultation. Just fill out the consultation request form below to set up your appointment with me. Once you do, here’s what will happen:
I have certain days and times set aside for free consultations. Only a few slots on certain days so I can’t say that we have many spaces available. But by completing the form below, this will put you next in line and we will do our best to get you in as fast as possible.
Once you come in we’ll answer all of your questions, take a look at your child’s situation, and let you know all the details about what it’s like when we commit to the health of your child’s teeth. I know you’ll be excited and relived when you see hw easy and simple it’s going to be.
Again complete the form below. But don’t put this off. Do it now while it’s fresh in your head. Procrastination is the killer of healthy teeth! Don’t put off something so simple that can save you and your child pain, suffering and money down the road.. contact me and book your Free Consultation right now — I look forward to meeting you and your child in person!
P.S. Now’s the time for you to take the action, don’t delay. Complete the form below foryour Free Pediatric Dental Consultation ($175 Value) now!