Denton Smiles Dentistry provides caring Pediatric Dentistry in Denton, TX. We provide dental services for children of all ages at our Denton, Texas office.
One of the most common things that we hear from new patients is how anxious they are about dentists and having dental work done, which is one reason why we provide sedation dentistry. People with all kinds of backgrounds can have hangups about having their teeth worked on. From cops to nurses to college students we’ve run into dental patients that were apprehensive about their dental treatment. Some of them are so anxious about it they’ve stayed away from the dentist for a long time. Staying away from the dentist can lead to greater dental needs as small problems can become big problems if they aren’t treated!
So where does this widespread fear of the dentist come from? Almost universally, these patients had bad experiences as children! We’ve heard stories like, “the doctor didn’t give me any numbing medication.” Or, “he started working on me before I was numb. When I complained he told me I was numb enough and just kept working.” Can you imagine the kind of impact this could have on a child? The first impression that a dentist leaves on a person is sometimes difficult to change later in life. We believe it is better to start off with a positive visit to the dentist office!
At Denton Smiles Dentistry, we take great care with children to ensure that they have a positive experience at the dentist so that they have no reason to develop unhealthy fears about coming to the dentist later in life.
We really love working with kids; not all dentists can say that! What some dentists don’t understand is that children aren’t just little adults. For one, children’s teeth are quite a bit more susceptible to tooth decay than adult teeth. But more than that, kids often need a little more “tender loving care” during dental treatment. As parents know, kids ask a LOT of questions! It’s important for a dentist to address a child’s questions gently but directly! Helping a child to know that they’re in control of the situation is a big deal. We let kids know that we can stop what we’re doing any time if they need a break or have a question.
There’s nothing wrong with a dentist that doesn't enjoy working on kids—as long as they aren't working on your little one! We make children feel at home with our waiting room video games. Then, we explain what we’re going to do and how we’re going to do it. We have TVs in our treatment rooms so they can choose their favorite show or cartoon! Finally, we deliver comfortable treatment with a gentle touch to your little prince or princess! If you’re looking for a dental office in Denton that can serve your whole family’s needs, we hope you’ll contact Denton Smiles Dentistry. We understand how important it is for a child to have a bad experience with the dentist! And we can help adults with any “dental baggage” they might have picked up along with way!