Almost every day we see adult patients that are extremely scared of dentists, and most of the time it was due to a bad experience as a child. It is therefore our vision to make the dental experience as positive as possible for all the children we see. We have a TV on the roof on top of the dental chair where kids can watch a DVD while treatment is done. This is an excellent distraction and also keeps their heads at the correct position for treatment.
We provide the most comprehensive dental services for children in Empire Dental Clinic in a fun ambiance designed for kids. Whether this is your child’s first dental visit, you are seeking care following a recent visit to another practitioner, or you are looking to establish a new dental home for your child, we hope you will consider scheduling an appointment with us so that we can assist your child’s dental needs.
We have a strong commitment towards comprehensive oral health care for infants, children, and adolescents. Our goal is to make patients and their parents feel welcome, informed, and comfortable in our clinic. We believe that it is a privilege to treat children, and that we have a unique opportunity to make a difference in their lives. You and your child are vital members of our team.
We encourage your continous participation in your child’s oral care. We respect your trust in us to be the “best we can be”, and to that end we will continually strive. We take different approaches based on our patients’ age when dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems.
Optimum Dental Health
Parents/Guardians are responsible for ensuring their children practice good dental hygiene. Prudent to introduce proper oral care early in a child’s life—as early as infancy. A good oral hygiene routine for children includes:
- Thoroughly cleaning your infant’s gums after each feeding with a water-soaked infant cloth. This stimulates the gum tissue and removes food.
- Teaching your child at age 3 about proper brushing techniques with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste and later teaching them brushing and gentle flossing until 7 or 8 years old.
- Regular visits with their dentist to check for cavities in the primary teeth and for possible developmental problems.
- Encouraging your child to discuss any fears they may have about oral health visits, but not mentioning words like “pain” or “hurt,” since this may instill the possibility of pain in the child’s thought process.
- Determining if the water supply that serves your home is fluoridated; if not, discussing supplement options with your dentist or hygienist.
- Asking us your hygienist or dentist about sealant applications to protect your child’s teeth-chewing surfaces and about bottle tooth decay, which occurs when teeth are frequently exposed to sugared liquids.