A dental home is a dental practice where a child can get comfortable with their surroundings, learn about oral health and regular preventative maintenance and the family can get the best preventative oral health advice from a very young age.
Why You Should Find A Dental Home
Some kids are scared of doctors and dentists, and one of the best ways to help prevent this is by finding a place they can feel safe and build up their trust with the dentist over time. Your children will benefit from having regular visits to the dentist by building their confidence, reducing fear of the dentist and dental treatment and by reducing the amount of dental diseases (like tooth decay and gum disease) they may suffer.
We recommend that you begin bringing your children to the dentist around the age of 1, or within six months of their first tooth coming through, so that you can begin this process of building trust.
Method Dental and Kids
Before we (Jasmine and I) started Method Dental, I used to dream about what it would look like and how it would feel. I imagined a place where the dentists like to treat children. A place where kids have their own space where they can have a bit of fun. A dental practice where the team members like to have kids around and the dentist and team works with you, the caregivers, to help your kids have the best oral health.
Find out more about how we approach children’s dental services here.
And What About Adults?
A dental home is such an important concept that I’d like to extend the definition of a dental home to adults too. Parents are so willing to do what they can to give their children the best, and yet, so many adults simply do not take the time to find the right dental professional for them.
Take the time to find a dentist who can be your trusted advisor. Find a place where you can ask your questions. Find a dentist who takes their time to explore issues that you face and tailor preventative advice to you.
Find that place, and make it your dental home.
Dr. Grant McGrath (BDSc)
Grant is the Principal Dentist at Method Dental.