How Do You Choose a Dentist for Your Child?

A dentist examining a childs teeth and probe during a dental checkup. You want your children to have the best dental care possible, but finding the right dentist isn’t always easy. It has to be someone knowledgeable about pediatric dentistry, of course, but there is more to it than that. It has to be someone that both you and your children like and trust! But where do you start when choosing your child’s dentist?

Ask Around

Asking other parents about who their child’s dentist is may be the best way to start, although reviews on the internet can be helpful as well. Your child’s pediatrician may have some good suggestions, too.

Your First Appointment

Once you are at that first appointment, make note: do they know how to talk to kids? They should be gentle, pleasant, and patient. They should be able to explain to your child what the appointment entails without making it scary, and they should be able to stress the importance of good dental care without nagging them.

Do they know how to talk to the parents? The right pediatric dentist will be able to not only answer the child’s questions, but all of the parents’ questions as well. Do they address all of your concerns? Or do they just seem like they are in a big hurry, with no time to talk?

All of this, by the way, should apply to the entire staff, not only the dentist.

Good Oral Health Starts Early

It doesn’t really take a lot of time or effort to take care of teeth, but it is important that children start early by learning good dental habits. And one of these good habits is visiting their dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and checkups!

If you are trying to find the right pediatric dentist for your family, look no further! The staff at Dental Kidz Club has the experience and training you want in your kids’ dentist, but they also have a way with kids (and parents!), so that you never feel like you are just another appointment on the books. There are also several convenient locations: Brea, Corona, Covina, Ontario, Riverside, Chino, and Perris, California. Call 951-200-5553 to schedule an appointment today!

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