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Ensuring Your Child’s Comfort During Their Dental Visit

December 26, 2021
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Posted By: Valleau, VanDeven & Massie Dentistry for Children
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Our pediatric dentists in Grand Rapids and Rockford, MI work with children all day. These dentists and their team love what they do, and this comes across to the children who visit our dental office.

We provide a genuinely warm environment that promotes trust and encourages curiosity. We are more than your child’s dental team; we are their trusted friends, making for a relaxing and even comforting dental experience.

Our team encourages them to share information, including how they are doing in school, their brushing habits, and anything else they feel like talking about. By nurturing this relationship, we believe that children will have healthier habits in the long term and enjoy visiting with us.

Helping Your Child Feel Comfortable at the Dentist

For your part, it is best not to let on if you have personal phobias about the dentist, including dental anxiety. And when you discuss the dentist with your child, do so in a positive light that underscores fun and friendship.

When they brush their teeth correctly for the first time, let them know that our team will be proud when they hear about this accomplishment.

Dental Anesthesia in Grand Rapids and Rockford, MI for Anxious Children

Despite our best efforts, special needs children or those who are especially anxious may benefit from general anesthesia—in extreme cases, even hospital sedation.

Our dental anesthesia for children in Rockford and Grand Rapids means that they won’t be aware of or recall their treatment. This approach is also ideal for children having multiple treatments during a single dental appointment.

Comfortable Dentistry for Children  

If you would like more information about our techniques and approach to children’s dentistry or if it’s time for your child’s dental visit, give us a call today.

Helping your child achieve and maintain a healthy smile, comfortably is our number one priority.

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