CHILDREN WITH DENTIST
CHILDREN WITH DENTIST
When the “dentist” is mentioned, most people first feel uneasy, and then the feelings of fear of a potential pain, the discomfort from the sound of the drill and the postponement of the visit continue to the principle “everything is fine, nothing hurts me”. However, when we become parents, we must act responsibly and conscientiously towards the health of our children, which includes regular departure for the dentist, as well as maintenance of oral hygiene from the earliest childhood, that is, already with the emergence of the first teeth.
The first teeth are usually around the sixth month, although it is not necessary to worry if the injuries have begun or delayed in a month. It is important to start washing teeth immediately after their emergence. Of course, at the beginning, this is more a game and the child should be given a brush to get used to gradually, but parents who are washing their teeth with a minimum amount of paste (the size of the pea grain size) provided for the age of the little ones. It is especially important that after the final washing of the teeth, after the last evening meal, children are not given sweetened foods and drinks (juice, tea with sugar, a duck dipped in honey).
Children in the dentist can come to their first visit from the second year, in order to get used to time and gradually get acquainted with the ambience of a dental office. Initially, no matter when the children meet the first time with a dentist, they should not be insisted on even examining.
Although this is mainly the burden on parents, mostly due to the lack of time, it is necessary to let the little one know about the space, the dental chair, and most importantly to establish contact with his future dentist. Since that first contact is a lot, it does not need to be insisted on a review right away, unless the child just wants to sit on a chair. It is extremely important that the dentist has patience and to establish a close relationship with the child, full of understanding and trust.
Children should not lie, but if there is a painful intervention, explain to the child (first of all parents, then a dentist in the clinic) to know what to expect and to establish an agreement that will be respected. If there is a sign of cessation of work, raising hands or sound “a”, it is important that the agreement is respected. Although time and patience are demanding, the crucial contact for the future of the child’s departure to regular dental care is crucial.
Of course, not every departure from the dentist is painful and unpleasant. If it starts to maintain oral hygiene and get used to the dentist’s departure, even if only a real parent company should not be a problem. Parents are a role model to their children in every sense, so by looking at their habits and the attitude of responsibility toward their own health, the kids accept the departure of a dentist as an integral part of a healthy life, as a common obligation.