Patriot Family Dental in Clarksville, TN is dedicated to helping people of all ages maintain excellent dental health and beautiful smiles. We are passionate about providing every family with reliable, compassionate dental care through every stage of life.
We are especially passionate about helping children develop and maintain excellent dental health and healthy teeth throughout their lives.
Pediatric Dentistry in Clarksville, TN
As dental professionals, it is our experience that children maintain good dental health practices if they are exposed to regular dental checkups from age three. We’ve also noticed that children introduced to dental care at an earlier age have fewer dental phobias and more comfortable visiting the dentist for cleanings.
From a health standpoint, early diagnosis of potential tooth problems may prevent the issue from ever developing. Tracking a child’s dental health and development over time allows us to make proactive and informed decisions about your child’s needs. This includes watching out for issues with a child’s bite, permanent tooth eruptions, gum health and more.
As a child develops to their adolescent years, changes to oral health can cause anxiety and apprehension. Regular visits to their pediatric dentist can go a long way to helping a child deal with these issues. Regular dental check ups can also ensure your child is practicing the dental care habits that allow them to have healthy, bright smiles.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
Are you concerned about your child’s first dental visit? Searching for ways to make the experience easier for everyone? Here are some simple ways to prepare your child for his or her first visit to the dentist:
- Take your child for an online ‘office tour’
- Let your child know your positive dental experiences
- Find materials (books, Internet, etc.) to introduce your child to the dentist
Communicating with your child is the most important part of preparing them for a dentist visit.
What Should You Expect From Your Child’s First Dentist Visit?
During your first visit the pediatric dentist will:
- Evaluate adverse habits like thumb sucking
- Check to see if the child needs Fluoride
- Examine your child’s teeth, gums and mouth
- Teach your child how to clean their teeth and gums
- Discuss a schedule for regular dental checkups
As a parent, your role in encouraging your child to develop healthy dental habits is huge. Work with your dentist to find easy ways to incorporate brushing and flossing into your child’s daily routine.
Contact Patriot Family Dentistry in Clarksville, TN to schedule your child’s first dental visit.