It is not like we do not know anything about the need for oral care. But most of us do not care to give it a thought until some oral issue starts to plague our life. The same happens with the young ones as well. While the first visit must be when the teeth start to come out, people barely check in for regular checkup. As kids usually spend less time for brushing unless they are being supervised by an adult, they are more likely to have issues. If they eat a lot of sweet things and do not clean teeth properly, they can suffer from painful problems like cavity. Visiting a pediatric dentist at a regular interval helps to choose right oral health care products along with right brushing technique.
They are specially trained to treat kids
Babies and kids are more prone to get scared as they suddenly face an unknown atmosphere and people. The doctor in apron and mask might not appeal to some of them. Treating kids and babies is more like struggling to get them comfortable while treating them. While we adults go along with the instructions, the young humans are more likely to mess the whole thing up. It is not only treating the oral issues but also making them feel comfortable and happy. Pediatric dentists have a better understanding of kids’ psychology and they are more patient.
They have specialized tools
The mouth of the kids is smaller than the adults. This makes the space unfit for working with regular tools. That is why pediatric dentists have specially forged tools that are smaller in size. They can easily reach every corner of the mouth with them and perform procedures like tooth crowning for kids (ครอบฟันน้ำนม, term in Thai).
The atmosphere in a pediatric dentist facility can look different. The whole set up is planned in a way where kids will feel comfortable. From plaything to replicas of equipment and oral parts are available there to let kids get acquainted with. Seeing and playing with the items help to remove the fear from their mind slowly. The whole set up is quite different than that of a usual dentist’s office. It is much lighter and more comfortable which is perfect for the kids.
Never scare a kid
In many cases, parents choose to scare the kids in the name of a dentist to make them do something or prevent from something. This impression makes them fear the idea of a dental procedure. No matter how much patient the doctor is or how beautiful the atmosphere is, this fear will make them cranky. It is necessary to tell them that there is nothing to be scared about in a dentist’s office. Make it sound like a fun thing that will help them have better teeth to enjoy their favorite foods. Make the whole thing light and convincing rather than threatening them. This role of the parents is a necessary thing to ensure a happy and obedient kid at the clinic.