Children’s Dentist Joondalup
Dental Reflections is a family-friendly dental practice with a keen focus on children’s dentistry, located in Joondalup. Our welcoming team of experienced kid’s dentists in Perth will do everything possible to make your child’s first dental visit a relaxed and enjoyable experience.
Preparing Your Child For Their First Visit
It is recommended that you begin bringing your kids to the dentist at the age of 3. Their first appointment is likely to be a brief consultation and under most circumstances, will not involve any treatment. At this time, we like to introduce your child to the different sounds and smells and let them meet the team. This also gives you a chance to ask any questions you may have.
Tips For Creating An Enjoyable First Dental Experience
Children at a young age do not have any preconceived ideas about the dentist. If you are an anxious or phobic dental patient yourself, please try not to pass this on to your child. We recommend that you bring your kids with you to a few of your dental visits when they are young, so that they become familiar with our dental practice and the process of going to the dentist.
We also suggest that there is no need to reassure them before their visit. Reassuring statements can trigger an unnecessary response of panic or alarm. Instead, treat a dental visit like any other day-to-day activity. Kids are more likely to be able to cope with a new experience when they aren’t exhausted, so please try to make your child’s dental appointment for a time of day when they will be well rested.
When discussing dental treatment at home, talk about the dentist in a positive manner so that your kids sees it as something to look forward to. Playing dentist at home, where you let your child count your teeth and you count theirs, can also help prepare them and generate excitement around visiting the dentist.
We believe that the best dental treatment is preventative. For this reason, early dental care is important. Regular dental visits will ensure your child’s baby teeth remain strong, healthy and cavity free, allowing their adult teeth to erupt into a healthy mouth.