How to Choose a Dentist for Kids

Why a Family Friendly Dentist is Important

By Dr. Anthony Hill
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Posted in on August 9th, 2018

By the time a child is two years old, they should start visiting the dentist. Choosing a dentist for kids is extremely important for their lifelong dental health. Studies show that the majority of adults with major dental problems avoided the dentist because of bad experiences during their childhood.

While it is obviously important to choose a dentist that excels in dentistry, it is also critical to find one who is good with children. At The Hill Dental Group, your child’s well-being is our top priority. We always do our best to provide a positive and encouraging experience for your kids, to start them off on a path to good dental health throughout their lives. This is why many of our patients say their kids can’t wait to visit us.

Free Happy Visit to Meet Your Dentist:

It is very important to get to know your dentist and see how they interact with your child. We offer a free “Happy Visit” for a child’s first time at The Hill Dental Group. During this visit, we introduce ourselves and help kids develop a positive relationship with the dentist. We also let them wear cool sunglasses for the bright lights, and give them a ride in the dentist chair. We then count their teeth, look for “Sugar Bugs”, and make sure their teeth are healthy. At the end of the visit, we let them pick out a prize from the treasure box, and give them a free dental health kit with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. We will also give you a brushing chart to take home that will encourage your child to brush regularly until the next visit.

Parent Involvement:

Another important thing to look for is a dentist that will let parents to stay with their children during their visit. We encourage parents to stay with their kids the entire time. This helps to reassure them in this new environment, and encourages them to enjoy their visit. We even let parents sit in the chair with children who want extra reassurance. We can also coach parents in ways to reinforce healthy dental habits that will stay with their kids for a lifetime.

If you are looking for a family friendly dentist in Spring, TX or the surrounding areas, we welcome you to visit The Hill Dental Group. We offer FREE Happy Visits where children ages 2-5, and their parents, can meet our dentists and find out if we are a good fit for your family.

To schedule a FREE Happy Visit for your kids, Call 281-376-0911 or Make an Appointment Online.


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