Making Children’s Dentistry Happy: A Quiz

childrelaxedHave you ever wondered if there’s some secret to making children’s dentistry happy and fun? There are few things more frightening than looking at your little one and feeling the enormous pressure of wanting to make dental care fun, easy, and stress-free for everyone but not really knowing where to begin. Think you have some good ideas sorted out? Not sure you’re headed in the right direction? Test your knowledge, so you can either give yourself a pat on the back or revamp your previous plans for fun brushing and flossing at home.

Children’s Dentistry: True or False Quiz

  1. True or False: You should always expect your child to have a good, happy first visit and wonderful visits after that. An important part of children’s dentistry is concentrating on providing your child with a comfortable, enjoyable experience.
  2. True or False: There’s not a lot you can do to prepare for your little one’s preventive care at home – no matter how you look at it, there’s nothing very exciting about a toothbrush.
  3. True or False: It’s easy to think of ways to make brushing and flossing at home fun – you just have to get your creative juices flowing and follow your instincts.

Dental Quiz Answer Key

  1. True. We offer what we call “The Happy Visit” for your child’s first visit. Rather than making your child feel any pressure, we schedule extra time during your own appointment, so your little one feels special and included. Make sure to give us a heads up and we can take a quick look at your little one’s smile before you leave.
  2. False. Brushing and flossing can become an exciting aspect of children’s dentistry – it’s all about your approach. The best thing you can do is involve your children. Give your child the choice of his or her own special toothbrush. Choose a children’s toothpaste with their favorite character on it – or with a fun flavor they feel excited to use.
  3. True. Every family is unique, as is every child, which is what makes approaching children’s dentistry so exciting. Your son or daughter may love listening to music, making everything into a fun game, or using special nicknames for different events. Whatever makes your twice-daily brushing sessions fun, go with it and your little one will have a wonderful outlook on preventive care.

ABOUT YOUR LIVONIA, MI, DENTIST:

James Stewart, DDS, and our compassionate staff proudly serve patients of all ages from Livonia, MI, as well as Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.