It is natural that a child may feel a little nervous or anxious when visiting a dentist. After all, the dental environment doesn’t say “fun” the way a playground or amusement park does. However it is not healthy for a child to attach distorted feelings of anxiety to a dental visit.
Such fears may be initiated by stories that they’ve heard from a peer or adult. They may even be brought on by negative experiences of past dental visits. At Face Value Dental, our experienced Brisbane dentists can help your child to develop a healthier perception of dentists and the dental environment.
As a family-focused practice, we understand how important it is for parents to have a peace of mind, when they leave their little ones in our care. We can relate to the fears that our young patients sometimes experience when they are not sure what to expect, especially their feelings of apprehension in a clinical environment. That is why we foster a child-friendly practice in which active and engaging communication is supported – all geared towards making your little ones feel safe and comfortable in our clinic.
We are proud to have a highly experienced team of dentists and staff who are equipped to handle young patients of all ages. Face Value Dental has the right knowledge, expertise and environment to provide a great dental head start for your little one. Let us help your child establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthier and beautiful smiles.
To make sure that your child maintains a strong and healthier set of teeth, it is not enough to practice proper oral care at home like brushing and flossing. Although important, these daily routines must be supported by periodic professional checks and cleans at a dental clinic.
Both you and your child can look forward to friendly yet professional care at Face Value Dental. For effective results, we recommend twice-yearly visits. Check out other benefits of using our children’s dental services below:
Let’s face it. The dental clinic can sometimes be intimidating for a kid. At Face Value Dental in Brisbane's CBD, we realise that nothing sets a child’s mind at ease more readily than friendly dentists and staff.
It certainly helps that we have a team of professionals who aren’t the least averse to building pre-treatment rapport with your kids. Indeed, we believe that taking the time to relax our young patients is worth every effort – the payoffs being more cooperative patients and optimum treatment results.
Part of the prepping process includes familiarising our young patients with the clinical surroundings and the big comfy dental chair – especially crucial for a first-time visitor. Based on our years of experience handling children of all ages, including infants, we know how to avoid, or circumvent, those triggers that may put a child on the defensive mode. We strike a rapport quickly so that your little ones will feel comfortable with us, to minimise any resistance to participating in the treatment.
One of the surest ways to aggravate a child’s anxiety during a dental treatment is to keep them guessing. It’s actually the same with adults. When you don’t know what to expect when you’re feeling a little tense, you often expect the worst.
Our dentists make every effort to guide our patients throughout each stage of the treatment, to keep them mentally and physically prepared for each subsequent step. It may be as simple as pre-empting abrupt reactions with gentle verbal cues like “this may prick a little” or “one more thing and we’re done”.
This can help to calm the patients down and significantly boost the success of the dentist-patient communication process. It is particularly useful for children who are anxious or nervous about seeing a dentist.
As soon as the milk teeth erupt, you should bring your child to see a dentist. The first visit can be on a trial basis, designed to familiarise the infant with the dental surroundings.
Your child’s first dental experience is very important. A negative maiden experience would make future visits more challenging for both the child and parent. The sooner the child gets acclimatised to the clinic and the dental experience, the easier it will be for all concerned.
You can also take advantage of the CDBS dental benefits programme at our clinic. Under the initiative, your child is eligible for $1000 worth of basic dental services.
If you have received a letter from the Australian Government notifying you about your eligibility, simply bring the letter and your Medicare card to our clinic and we’ll take care of the rest. You do not need to pay for the services or submit a claim form.
For more information on our Children’s Dental Services, call our friendly Face Value Dental team on (07) 3221 0677.
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