A Lifetime Of Smiles Starts With A Good Foundation
Provide your children with a strong foundation for developing excellent oral hygiene habits and track their journey as they blossom into radiant smiles. We comprehend the unique challenges and joys of family dental care, and we believe that children require special attention. Cultivating a healthy smile is a vital aspect of childhood, so let’s kick-start them on the correct path with personalized guidance tailored to their individual needs.
Getting Ready For Your First Appointment
Feel free to have a chat with your child about their upcoming trip to the dentist. The primary goal of their inaugural visit is to create a relaxed, enjoyable experience and establish a positive rapport with the dentist. Sometimes, the unknown can trigger a little nervousness, so here’s what your child can anticipate during their first appointment:
We will engage in a friendly dialogue with both you and your child, explaining our procedures and their purpose. We’ll introduce your child to some of the instruments we use, all in language that’s easy for kids to understand. Our aim is to ensure they feel as comfortable and confident as possible. See, we’re not as intimidating as you might think
We will gently inspect your child’s gums, tongue, teeth, and overall oral health. Our examination will identify any areas of concern or tricky spots that may require extra attention at home. We’ll offer personalized guidance and make a note to focus on those areas during future appointments.
We might request your child to demonstrate their tooth-brushing technique and then provide them with gentle instructions on how to enhance their oral hygiene regimen at home. We’re here to answer any questions you or your child may have about dental health, so don’t hesitate to ask
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your child will start to cut their first teeth at around 6 months. It is recommended that children visit the dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months of getting their first tooth. If you suspect something might be wrong or your child might be experiencing discomfort or pain, please book an appointment as soon as possible. It’s never too late for a child to have their first dental appointment.
It’s crucial for parents to recognize that baby teeth are every bit as important as adult teeth. Baby teeth serve a multitude of functions beyond merely reserving space in the jaw for permanent teeth. They can significantly influence a child’s facial appearance, their ability to smile, and the frequency of their smiles. Children who develop confidence and display wide, joyful smiles in their early years tend to carry these positive habits forward. Conversely, even minor dental discomfort, which children might come to consider normal, can leave a lasting adverse impact on their eating habits. This includes how they chew, their food preferences, and the amount of food they consume.
The length of the appointment will depend on the needs of the child and how cooperative they’re feeling during the exam. That being said, an appointment typically lasts about one hour.
Following their initial appointment, your child should maintain a dental visit schedule that aligns with your own. Typically, we advise a checkup and cleaning every six months, unless otherwise indicated. However, if you observe any signs such as your child experiencing tooth or jaw discomfort, frequently rubbing or tending to their jaw, or avoiding hard or cold foods, we recommend scheduling an appointment at the earliest convenience.
Your oral cavity is a complex system encompassing not only your teeth but also your tongue, gums, cheeks, glands, ligaments, joints, bones, and more. When any element of your oral health deteriorates, it can have a cascading effect on your entire mouth. Symptoms such as swollen, itchy, sore, or bleeding gums may serve as early warnings of more significant underlying issues.
What Our Patients are Saying
I am very fortunate to have Dr. Ali Al-Rubayee At Disera Dental Clinic as my family dentist. He put on braces for my younger daughter. We are extremely happy for the result. I would recommend him 100%. His staff members: Mays and Lilian are very polite, respectful, outgoing and friendly.
They offer you a treat or a drink the moment you enter the clinic. Dr. Ali’s work is outstanding.