Family Dentistry Jacksonville
At Farnham Dentistry, we pride ourselves on offering the best family dentistry in Jacksonville. We encourage our patients to bring their young children with them so that they can grow acclimated to the office environment and will be more relaxed when it comes time for their first dental exam. We are happy to accommodate our patients who would like to schedule appointments for multiple family members at the same time. We understand how hectic schedules can be and always do our best to make it work. If you need a family dentist in Jacksonville who can treat the whole family, call Farnham Dentistry to schedule the first visit.
Caring for your children’s teeth
The goal of preventive pediatric care is to preserve the health of the teeth, detect any early signs of tooth decay, and reduce the risk for dental problems later in life. The American Dental Association recommends a visit to the dentist to take place around the child’s first birthday, and every six months after that.
A typical visit to the pediatric dentist includes a thorough oral examination, a professional cleaning, and an update with the parents. Parents have a significant influence on how well children care for their own teeth, so we take time to educate parents on how to teach their children proper brushing and flossing techniques.
Between the ages of two and three years, molars will begin to emerge. This can sometimes be painful for children but with proper treatment, the molars will develop correctly and without infection.
Ensure a pleasant dental visit for your children
It is natural for some children to be nervous about their first dental visit, but you can prepare your child even before their first appointment to help them relax. We recommend bringing your children with you to your own dental visits so that they can see the office and meet the dentist and staff. During their first appointment, bring a favorite toy or stuffed animal, or perhaps an older sibling to accompany them. It helps to have people or things around that will make them feel comfortable.
When you need a family dentist in Jacksonville, call Farnham Dentistry to schedule the initial examinations for you and your children. We love teaching young children how to properly care for their smile!