Should I bring my children to the dentist with me?
Dental Care for the Whole Family
We are often asked by our patients if it is a good idea to bring their young children along to their dental appointments. Here at Essenmacher Family Dental, we always encourage making visits to our dental office an activity for the entire family!
Unfortunately, many adults have a fear of the dentist. It is our philosophy that teaching children about what happens at the dentist and making regular visits to the dentist’s office beginning at a young age can greatly reduce potential fears that may develop as they grow older.
Your Comfort is Our Priority
We want every member of your family to be a happy, comfortable patient when they visit our Albuquerque, NM office. We encourage parents to bring their children if they have an appointment scheduled with us so that we can use those appointments as teaching moments. While you and your children are at our office, we can explain what happens in the dental chair and demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques. Such visits also give your children opportunities to ask questions or take a closer look at the dental equipment to help reduce the fear of the unknown.