Compassionate Care for Kids of All Ages
Regular visits to the dentist are the best thing you can do for your child’s oral health. However, a bad experience as a child can result in a lifetime of dental anxiety. At Flint River Dental, in Huntsville, AL we offer pediatric dentistry in Huntsville from a team of caring, skilled, and compassionate dental professionals. Our entire team works to make our youngest patients’ dental visits fun and stress free.
If you are looking for a friendly and caring Huntsville pediatric dentist, call 256.269.2954 to book an appointment
Taking the Time to Build Relationships
We start seeing babies when they get their first teeth and recommend the first visit by one year of age. During the first visit, we focus on making your child comfortable with us and the office. We understand that little ones, and their parents, may be apprehensive, so we invite you to stay with your child during the visit to make everyone feel more comfortable.
At the first visit, we:
- Show children the instruments and equipment
- Give them a ride in the dental chair
- Count the child’s teeth
- Discuss the importance of oral hygiene
- Provide tips on proper oral hygiene
- Talk about how nutrition can keep your child’s teeth healthy
The main goal is to get the child familiar with the office and equipment that is used and discuss oral health with you. At the end of the visit, children are given a balloon to take home, so they can remember the fun time they had at Flint River Dental, in Huntsville, AL
How to Reduce Stress
As parents, we all want to make our children’s lives comfortable and to protect them from bad experiences. If parents have a less than positive attitude regarding dental visits, the child will pick up on this. Likewise, if parents have anxiety, the child may begin to feel anxious about going to the dentist. There are some things you can do before the visit to help ensure a positive experience for your child.
To prepare your child for the first visit, you can:
- Calm your own fears by knowing that we understand the challenges you are facing
- Understand that we are a caring team providing patient centered care
- Don’t go into a lot of detail with your child
- Focus on the positive aspects of visiting the dentist
- Read books about visiting the dentist with your child
- Role play to demonstrate what will happen
The methods that you choose to use to prepare your child for a visit to our office may vary, depending on the age of the child. Rest assured that our office is a comfortable, friendly, and welcoming environment. We make sure our young patients feel a light of positivity from our entire staff from the moment they walk in the door.
Preventative Care for a Lifetime of Dental Health
As your child grows, we recommend scheduling dental cleanings and exams twice a year. Regular professional cleanings allow us to remove plaque and tartar buildup to help prevent tooth decay. In addition, we may recommend other preventative treatments to protect the teeth, such as fluoride and sealants.
We offer comprehensive care for pediatric dentistry in Huntsville to the needs of your children as they grow. If decay does take hold, despite your best efforts, we provide fillings and other treatments to restore your child’s oral health. Injuries and other dental problems can happen without warning. We provide emergency dental care, if your child is experiencing pain or an injury to the mouth. Same day appointments are available for urgent problems.