At Midhurst Dental we provide services for the whole family, from tots, to teens, to seniors! We want your children to be excited to visits to the dentist, which is why we will take the time to walk you and your child through their appointment.
Your First Family Visit
We'll do everything we can to make sure your child's first visit is fun and easy – for both of you!
We take extra special care when introducing children to the dentist's chair. In fact, we'll even give them a 'ride' on it and also let them check out how some of our 'cool equipment' works. If your child feels ready after this, we'll go ahead with their very first hygiene visit. If not, you can choose to bring them back when they're ready.
Family Dental Check-Ups
At what age should my child start regular checkups?
Regular checkups are encouraged for kid’s age three and up and they last approximately 45-60 minutes. Most parents find it valuable to have a checkup at least every six months.
What is involved in a regular checkup?
Regular checkups include a thorough cleaning, polishing and an oral exam by the doctor. During the oral exam, we will check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks and tongue. We will also check old fillings and restorations because constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip or crack.
Why are checkups important for children?
Checkups are important because they allow us to:
- Check for problems that you may not see or feel
- Find early signs of decay
- Treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable