Well the answer is NO … and YES!
No, dentists do not train specifically or qualify as a children’s dentist, but yes, there are some dentists who definitely have a special bond with young patients. These dentists seem to be able to quickly gain a youngster’s total trust and confidence, while at the same time they have the knack of removing any feeling of nervousness or fear.
Every parent naturally wants what is best for his or her child and that includes choosing the best dentist. Very often at Carisbrook Dental we come across parents who themselves are extremely nervous about visiting a dentist and this fear often transfers itself to their children. As one of the most progressive dentist Manchester practices we fully understand this problem. What’s more we also understand how to prevent the same phobia affecting today’s children.
The main reasons, we have found, why adults are afraid or nervous of dentists almost always relate to their own childhood experiences. In our experience, either:
- The dentist was uncompassionate.
- The dentist was rough.
- The dentist caused pain.
- The dentist didn’t treat the child as a person, they only ‘treated teeth’.
The result, unfortunately, is that today far too many adults delay going to see a dentist until they cannot put it off any longer. For instance if they are suffering from severe tooth decay, broken teeth, lost fillings or painful gum disease etc
Take a look at our Children page and you will see that as modern dentists at Carisbrook we firmly believe that prevention is better than intervention and that is why we always encourage parents to introduce their children to a dentist as young as possible – generally as soon as their first teeth appear.
We believe that it’s all about building relationships and trust so that a child never develops any fear about visiting their dentist. The first few visits will be no more than simply allowing the dentist to look into their mouth and to get them used to a dental clinic. And with the excellent hygiene advice we provide the chances are that children will look after their teeth and require very little in the way of dental treatment throughout their whole life. If there comes a time when Orthodontics Manchester is required then they will be very happy to visit their dentist without qualm.
At Carisbrook we have been treating parents and their children for over 60-years and we have created a modern, up-to-date ‘child friendly’ environment with TVs, toys and helpful, caring staff who really know how to put a child at ease. It’s never too early to introduce your child to a dentist, so why not contact us now and begin to build the trust that is so important.