Dentistry for Kids at Anchorage Dental Associates
Your child shines with every smile. Let's keep it that way.
A lifetime of healthy teeth starts with good brushing habits, good nutritional choices, and trust in the dentist. By teaming up with you, we can ensure that your child has a vibrant smile all the way into adulthood.
Good oral hygiene habits start early. Brushing and flossing are essential habits, not just for you, but for your child as well. In addition to brushing and flossing, your child also should have regular dental cleanings and exams. However, we understand that going to the dentist can be a little nerve-wracking for your child. At Anchorage Dental Associates, our goal is to not only help your child maintain a healthy, beautiful smile but to do so in a comfortable, friendly, safe environment. We have the experience and expertise required to provide your child with the specialized care that they need.
The Importance of Children’s Dentistry
Just like you, your child needs to take good care of their mouth to prevent serious oral health issues like cavities and gum disease. In addition to brushing and flossing, professional dental cleanings and exams are essential. With professional cleanings, we can eliminate all buildup from the surfaces of their teeth, including plaque, tartar, bacteria, and other debris. We are also able to clean every surface of their teeth, including those that your child may have difficulty cleaning on their own. With dental exams, we can look over their mouth, checking for signs of decay, cavities, and other issues. By detecting issues in their earliest stages, we can provide prompt treatment. The earlier treatment is provided, the less invasive, and easier, treatment is.
Making Your Child’s Visit a Positive Experience
We do more than just provide your child with dental care. We strive to make every visit a positive experience. By creating positive experiences and working to earn the trust of your child, we can help them to develop good oral hygiene habits that will last them a lifetime.
Creating a positive experience for your child begins when they first walk through the door. Our reception staff greets you and your child warmly. The waiting area is filled with toys and books for children of all ages. This friendly atmosphere continues into the exam rooms. From the time your child climbs into the dental chair, we strive to make them as comfortable as possible. We are skilled at communicating with your child, speaking to them in an upbeat, friendly tone. We use simple explanations to answer their questions and ease their anxieties. By working with your child in such a way, we can create positive associations with dental care, which can help to shape their oral care habits as they grow.
Preparing Your Child at Home
We understand that the idea of going to the dentist can be a bit scary for a child. While starting them at an early age can help to familiarize them with our office, many children still tend to get nervous. There are ways that you can help to prepare them at home before their appointment.
First, inform them of their appointment in advance. This will give them time to prepare mentally. You can help to prepare children by reading books about going to the dentist. These books can help to familiarize them with what to expect in a medium that is familiar to them. You can also play pretend with your child. Use a toothbrush to count their teeth and look over their mouth. Let your child practice on you as well. If you need more ideas on how to prepare your child for their appointment, do not hesitate to ask.
We are highly experienced in providing the specialized care that children need in a safe, comfortable environment. Moreover, by working with you and your child, we can help your child to develop oral care habits that will ensure a lifetime of good oral health.
Ready to Schedule Your Child's Next Visit?
For more information, and to schedule an appointment for your child, call Anchorage Dental Associates today at (907) 276-7366, or go to our easy-to-use online scheduling form for instant registration and confirmation.
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