February has been designated as National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is a time set aside to place an emphasis on strong teeth and gums for kids. If you’re a parent of young children, this is an excellent opportunity to either introduce or reiterate the importance of maintaining excellent oral health. As you continue reading, a pediatric dentist in San Antonio explains how to make your kiddos feel more comfortable about receiving dental care!
The Importance of Positive Habit-Setting
Statistics show that between 60-90% of school-age children have at least one dental cavity. Since the leading contributor to tooth decay is dental negligence, one of the goals of National Children’s Dental Health Month is to raise awareness so that less children have to suffer the consequences related to poor oral health.
Equally important is that by learning and practicing good habits early in life, children are less likely to become adults who have to deal with a myriad of oral health problems.
How We’re Removing Barriers
For many children, the thought of visiting the dentist can be a little intimidating. After all, it’s a new environment with lots of lights and odd machines everywhere. At Laith Family Dentistry, we take special care to make sure your entire family feels comfortable when you visit us for care.
We know that to children, the smallest of details matter. Thus, we had them in mind when we designed our facility to be full of warm and inviting colors and the latest in dental technology to ensure comfortable care.
Additionally, Dr. Racha W. Kadamani has taken the time to hand-pick our staff so that your children will always encounter team members who are just as friendly as they are talented. These intangibles help to make your kids’ visit a pleasant one, but there are some steps you can take as well.
Tips for Encouraging a Successful Dental Visit
If you want to make sure your children feel as comfortable as possible at their first visit, here are some simple tips worth implementing:
- Make an unofficial visit to our facility so they can get acquainted.
- Turn the day into an event by scheduling something fun after your visit.
- Explain to them that, along with their parents, the dentist is one of their greatest allies.
Naturally, you’re always going to be concerned about your children’s well-being. It’s comforting to know that there is a dentist and staff that has your family’s best interest at heart. To schedule your kids’ first visit, contact us today!
About the Author
Dr. Racha W. Kadamani earned her dental degree from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California. For nearly 20 years, she has been helping families experience the absolute best in dental health. Still, to ensure that she can continue to provide top-notch care, she stays abreast of the latest changes in dentistry. Dr. Kadamani helps children enjoy healthy futures by providing dental care at Laith Family Dentistry, and she can be reached for more information through her website.