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Choosing the Right Dentist for Your Child

The dentist’s office can often be a frightening place for children; with all the unfamiliar tools, sounds and the somewhat frightening experience of having someone work in your mouth. It is very important to find a dentist that understands the unique challenges of treating young patients. A good dentist will be able to ease your child’s concerns while providing comprehensive care and treatment, making the experience more enjoyable and relaxing for the patient and their parents.

Tips for Picking a Pediatric Dentist
If you are looking for a pediatric dentist for your child, in Surrey, Langley or a surrounding area, here are some tips to help you make the right choice:
  • Visit the office – Visiting the dentist’s office will help you get a better understanding of how welcoming and suited the practice is for young patients. Do they have toys in the waiting room? Are other children there? Once you are in the space you will be able to judge if the environment is suited to children and if it is a friendly and positive space overall.

  • Ask about the instruments – Ensure the instruments and tools being used are suitable for your child. Some instruments may be too large for a young patient’s mouth, so it is important to inquire to make sure your child gets the best possible care.

  • Talk to the staff – Meeting the people who will provide your child’s treatment can help you get a better understanding of how personable, kid-friendly and prepared the office is for treating young children. Will a parent be allowed to accompany the child in the treatment area? How long will the appointment last? Ask any questions you have about the care and appointment logistics, so that you and your child know what to expect.

  • Make sure staff members communicate with your child – Staff should be communicating with your child throughout the appointment so that the child knows what to expect throughout their cleaning or other treatment. Describing the sensations different instruments will cause and providing time estimates can help your child feel more comfortable and give them a better understanding of the care they are receiving. Being knowledgeable and aware of what is happening will help ease their fears.

Bring Your Child into a Pediatric Dental Clinic in Langley, Surrey, Clayton Heights and Surrounding Areas
If you are looking for a pediatric dentist for your children, look no further than Ivory Dental Centre in Langley BC. Our office and staff are kid-friendly, trained to work with children and provide a lifetime of comprehensive dental care.
Schedule your appointment with a pediatric dentist at Ivory Dental Centre today. Call us at 604-530-4011 or request an appointment online.
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