Should I take my child to the dentist?

By Steve / November 12th, 2020

Coming to the dentist can seem like a very daunting experience for a child, and for their parent too. It is completely normal to feel like this and we can assure you that whatever fears you may have will be completely wiped away.

A lot has changed in dentistry over the years, and dentistry can be a positive and even an enjoyable experience.

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Please don’t pass on your phobia to your children – they won’t thank you for it.

As a parent, you may have experienced some traumatic dental treatments in the past or maybe you are a little anxious about coming. Try and keep this from your child.

If a parent is dentally anxious this can often be passed onto a child, making them more nervous and more likely to not want to go.

Words to avoid using when talking to your child about the dentist

  • Drill
  • Injection
  • Pain, sore, hurt
  • Loud or noisy
  • uncomfortable

*When your child comes to the Dentist, we have an array of words we use to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.


So, when should you first take your child?

We recommend you take your child to the dentist when their first tooth begins to appear. Usually between 6 months to a year old. Not that there will be much done in that appointment, it is more of an opportunity for the child to familiarise themselves with a dental setting and get used to seeing a few new faces.

Appointments are also really important for you as a parent to ask lots of questions about your Childs oral health. Anything from when to brush their teeth to what snacks are best to eat.

Contact us at Cherrybank Dental Spa to arrange a Happy Visit. Our welcoming team will ensure this is a fun and enjoyable experience for both you and your child.

This Blog was written by Abby Sutherland, Dental Therapist at Cherrybank Dental Spa in Perth


Last updated November 12th, 2020