When going to the dentist’s office, infants and children tend to be scared, as the office can be intimidating to them, or they could possibly be frightened that what they are having done will hurt. The pediatric dentists at Capital District Pediatric Dentistry are trained in specialty classes that help them to understand how to make children feel comfortable. With the team being trained, they are more than prepared to make a child or infant feel at ease when they enter the office, during their cleaning or procedure, and when they return back for a cleaning.
The specialty areas Pediatric Dentists in Clifton Park NY are trained in are early childhood development, clinical dentistry for infants and children, child psychology, and behavior management. These classes help to understand how children will behave when they are nervous at a doctor’s visit and how to change that nervous feeling to one of comfort. Having this knowledge helps to have a plan as to how the infants and children can be made to feel more comfortable during their visit to the dentist, and each visit after.
Some dentists may allow their young patients to listen to their favorite tunes on a CD or MP3 player while the dentists work on cleaning their teeth. Music can be relaxing for most children, and that can keep them calm through their cleaning. For some children, just having their favorite stuffed animal or blanket can keep them calm for their visit. After a cleaning or procedure, visits to the dentist usually end with a small prize as a reward for being a good patient. This also can make children want to return if they know the visit comes with a prize afterwards. Dentists do not want their young patients to fear going to the dentist.
Pediatric Dentists in Clifton Park NY have years of experience dealing with infants, children, and teens, and believe that it is important to begin dentist visits around the age of one to begin a life-time of healthy teeth. As a team, it is very important to them to have an environment that leaves their young patients looking forward to their next visit to the dentist.