Fears and anxieties of visiting the dentist often plague adults. This may be due to a past negative experience at the dental office, or the fear of pain. Others may be uneasy in the presence of the tools and smells of a dental practice. Many patients could have avoided these unnecessary fears by having visited the dentist at an earlier age. When pediatric patients visit a dentist in Arlington when they are younger, they typically enjoy fewer anxieties when visiting. This is due to the comfort level and trust they feel with the dental staff at a practice that they are familiar with.
The team at Rush Creek Dentistry offers dental services for patients of all ages. We understand that many adults are uneasy with visiting the dentist, and encourage patients with children to bring them in early and often. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends parents bring children to the dentist before their first birthday, or as early as when the first tooth erupts in their smiles. This allows the dentist to meet the child, create an enjoyable environment for the child, and begin building a positive relationship with the child. This, in turn, builds trust. Pediatric patients who are familiar with their dentist will enjoy a trusting relationship with them. This encourages them to visit and have cleanings and examinations done regularly for good oral health.
Children who are aware of the dangers of poor dental care are encouraged to perform good oral hygiene. This includes regular brushing and flossing, as well as visits to the dental office for examinations and professional cleanings. This starts children off right with proper dental care and eliminates the fears they may feel when visiting a dentist.
At Rush Creek Dentistry, we provide quality, comprehensive dental care for the entire family. If you live in the Arlington area and are ready to seek assistance from a dental provider that treats you like family, contact Rush Creek Dentistry today to schedule your visit.