Big Grins, Bright Smiles
Your child shines with every smile.
A lifetime of healthy teeth starts with good brushing habits, good nutritional choices, and trust in the dentist. By starting childhood visits early, we can ensure that your child has a vibrant smile all the way into adulthood.
Dr. Hablutzel takes extra time to build rapport and earn confidence; it makes the experience easier for everyone. As a part of our care, we use pleasant, simple explanations to answer your child's questions and calm any anxieties. Of course, we're also happy to answer any concerns or questions you might have as a parent.
At Pacific Ave. Dental, our dental team knows that your child's perception of his or her visit starts well before he or she climbs into the dentist's chair, and that's why we proudly offer a warm, kid-friendly waiting area. We keep a wide variety of storybooks and toys for all ages to have fun while they wait.
Early Oral Health HabitsIt should be no surprise that habits formed early in childhood are the ones we tend to carry with us throughout our life. This is why we encourage our patients to help their children form solid oral health habits early in life. Brushing after breakfast and before bed is easy and important to their continued oral health. Flossing at least once a day is important to clean food particles and decay causing bacteria between teeth.
One of the most overlooked oral health habits kids ought to develop is regular visits to our office. Once your child becomes used to seeing us twice a year their anxiety will shrink away and be replaced with fun memories of our kind and helpful staff. We will always give your child with a going away present of some floss and a tooth brush!
How to Make Dental Habits FunThe market today is just brimming with fun, high-quality oral health products for children. If your child needs some extra encouragement to pick up a tooth brush now there are so many different varieties of playfully themed toothbrushes, featuring everything from princesses to superheroes.
Making a game out to oral hygiene routines is another method that works for some when trying to get a reluctant child to follow through with their brushing and flossing. Another great way to encourage them is simply to brush with them. So many children just want to do “adult” things and by sharing that time with them it can encourage them to follow your lead.
Whatever the method you use to get your children to brush their teeth, know that you are doing them and their teeth a huge favor that will last their whole life.
Further Questions About Children’s DentistryIf you have any questions of concerns about your children’s oral health or habits please feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment. We will be happy to see you both, and are excited to get then started on the road to a long lasting and healthy smile.
To schedule your child's next visit, call us today at (360) 373-3515, or use our easy Appointment Request Form found above for instant scheduling requests.