When you’re dealing with cute, bright-eyed, new humans who don’t know a thing about dental care, you may feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. You want your kids to feel positive about all things smile-related, including care at home and visiting your children’s dentist. However, figuring out the best approach may start to feel overwhelming instead of natural. To avoid making big blunders or feeling completely uncertain, we encourage you to get started with our Q&A session. Then, bring remaining questions to us!

Questions and Answers

Question: Should I be extremely honest with my kids about my own experiences with dental care? I like to be straightforward with them.

Answer: Not exactly. Your children’s dentist suggests that you put yourself in their shoes. They know nothing (or very little) about dental care. Everything you mention will being creating the majority of their concept. We suggest avoiding detailed descriptions, as well as negative words (like pain). Instead, refer to it as something that is good for your mouth and allow us to fill them in on the details during visits.

Question: My child is okay during visits to see the dentist but at home, dental hygiene is not always successful. Can I change something?

Answer: Most likely! Although it can be tough, your children’s dentist suggests creating (and sticking to) a schedule is very beneficial, so your children never question whether brushing and flossing is going to happen. It’s also helpful to find a way to make it a fun occasion, so everyone smiles as they brush.

Question: Do my kids really need a visit every six months?

Answer: They do! In addition, coming in consistently to see us creates a routine for your children. As a result, dental care will start to feel like another natural part of life instead of something that is reintroduced over and over.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.