Downey Park Family Dentistry is excited to announce that our offices are reopen to serve our community. We are taking additional special measures to ensure the health and safety of our patients and team, and appreciate your understanding that things will look and function a bit differently in our office for the time being.
Children can pick up on parents’ negative feelings and tend to mirror these attitudes. For this reason, you should not speak negatively about the dentist or act anxious.
You should brush your child’s teeth twice a day for two minutes until they’re 6 years old, or are able to tie their shoes on their own. After this, we recommend making brushing a family activity. You can demonstrate proper technique to your children, and make sure they’re brushing regularly.
Children's dentists exclusively treat children. This has its advantages but ultimately a family dentist is much more flexible and convenient for the entire family. A family dentist can treat both children and adults for a variety of dental services.
We enable you to schedule simultaneous or back-to-back dental appointments for the whole family which saves you time and stress. It can also be more comforting for your child to go to the same dentist that you go to and may wish to see you being treated so they feel less nervous.
Treating both parent and child also enables us to detect hereditary oral health problems that a children's dentist wouldn’t. It’s good to have a dental home for your whole family so that when an emergency happens, you can get immediate treatment without the hassle of juggling different dentists.
You should not speak about pain concerning the dentist, whether you’re saying it will or won’t be painful.