Family dentistry, unlike general dentistry, allows the entire family to be cared for under one roof. A convenient choice for families, we accept patients of all ages beginning at age 5. We treat baby teeth to permanent teeth and everything in between.
We work to fulfill a wide variety of dental needs and to create a comfortable atmosphere the whole family can enjoy.
Fear of the dentist is common with kids, and it’s vital for children to be comfortable with their dentist. Follow these tips to help kids overcome dental fear and maintain great dental health:
- Start young. Children should see their first dentist appointment by the age of one or when the first tooth is visible. We recommend seeing a pediatric dentist until age 5.
- A child’s first visit should be fun and educational. It’s important to establish trust between the dentist and the child, so the child will always know the dentist is just trying to help. Fun and educational visits will keep the children happy and excited to come back.
- Maintain routine visits. Bringing children back for periodic visits will create a sense of normativity that can reduce dental fear.
- Children should be brushing independently by age eight and flossing by age 10. Until then, start using toothpaste to brush your child’s teeth when he or she is two years old. When two teeth touch each other, floss between them daily.
Family dentistry allows the opportunity for your children and your family to grow with the same dentist. This means they don’t have to readjust to another dentist in each stage of their teeth development. Establishing consistency and trust between the family and the dentist is just as important to us as it is to you.
Whether it’s a routine visit or dental procedure, we assure the best for all the families we treat, and we strive to make each dental experience comfortable, fun, and educational for the whole family.
Choose a “one-stop shop” for all your family’s dental needs. Choose St. Bethlehem Dental Care.