We need to make any visit to the dentist as pleasant as possible, and this is especially true for your child. For this reason it is best to start bringing in your child before they have any problems. Having positive experiences will ensure they look forward to their dental visit rather than dreading it. Then if any treatment is required, this will be easier to administer. Preventing any dental disease is the goal and seeing them from a young age can help us achieve this.
You could start by bringing them along to your regular exam and hygiene appointment, they could have the hygienist quickly look at their teeth if they'll allow it. Then when they are confident enough, we can get them to sit in the dental chair on their own, have their teeth counted and even have them polished. This normally would be the case once they are 2-3 years of age.
At Dental Design we have iPads in the reception area for your child to enjoy when they arrive at the practice, there are TVs on the ceilings in the treatment rooms to distract them and they can walk away with a prize for being a star patient! If you're looking to make an appointment for your child, or your family, please don't hesitate to call the Dee Why team at Dental Design.