Getting ready to take your child to his dental appointment can be stressful for you both. Even if your son or daughter has been seeing a pediatric dentist for some time there’s sure to be a bit of anxiety about the possibility of having a cavity for instance, or the dentist recommending an orthodontic evaluation. There are some well-established guidelines that can help ensure a successful experience.
The office receptionist will ask if there are any changes or updates that should be made to your child’s dental record. If you can have that information handy it will save time and frustration. Is your drinking water supply well fluoridated? Find the level of your water’s fluoride content by contacting your local community water supply provider. Your dentist will use this information to determine if an additional fluoride treatment is necessary.
Ask questions about any concerns that you have and encourage your child to do the same, you may be surprised to learn that he or she thinks more about their dental health than you might have imagined. Make a list of the things you want to ask the dentist about yourself, you may forget in the moment.
How do you feel about your child having dental x-rays? If you have any qualms about the vulnerability to radiation your dentist will be able to put your mind at ease when he explains that x-rays are only used as a necessary diagnostic tool and that technology has reduced the already minimal exposure to radiation. The advantages far outweigh any risk.
Make your child’s next appointment before you leave the office. Time can pass quickly so that all of a sudden you’re past due without realizing it. The office will send a reminder when your next appointment is coming up, so be sure that your contact information is up to date.
The best way to ensure a good checkup is to maintain a regimen of proper home care. Get more answers to FAQ’s on our website. Call 720-721-3600 to make your appointment with Epic Dentistry for Kids today.