How to get your child to love the dentist

How many people do you know who are scared of going to the dentist? Have you ever asked them why? Did something terrible happen to them as a child? Or maybe their parents just didn’t bother to take them when they were really little, so their first experiences happened when they were older.

It is possible to get a child used to the dentist, and you can start this process by bringing your child along to their first check-up when their milk teeth start to come through. If you want you can even bring them along to your own appointments before that.

Children's Dentistry in LeicesterAt Aesthetic Smiles, we believe that good children’s dentistry in Leicester leads to good adult oral health later on, in that with positive experiences in their past, as children leave the nest, they will make regular check-ups part of their adult self-care routine.

When you bring your child to us, we will do everything we can to make sure they have a positive experience.

We will also, of course, be on the look-out for any dental issues, so that we can nip them in the bud before they cause damage. So, as with any check-up, we will be looking for signs of early tooth decay and gum disease. In recent years, decay has been on the rise in children, so you may be interested in treatments to prevent decay in children.

Fluoride treatments

We can help protect your children’s teeth against decay by treating them with fluoride, painting it onto the teeth to help strengthen them.

Fissure sealants

This treatment looks after those back teeth, which are so prone to decay in children, particularly when the biting surfaces have deep crevices or have already shown signs of decay. For this painless treatment, we wash and dry the teeth before conditioning them with a special gel. Then we apply a white or clear sealant, which flows into the fissures. It is hardened with an intense blue light and the job is done.

Of course, your child still needs to get into good regular oral health care habits, but once they have, they tend to last a lifetime.