Imagine a generation that loves going to the dentist and realizes the importance of their dental health! That’s Dr. Allison M. Adams’ goal at her Madison, NJ, dentist office: changing the perception of dentistry. That’s why she spends time with children, getting them excited about their teeth and about visiting her at the office.
What to expect
Some children are nervous about all the instruments, and we don’t blame them — they do look a bit scary. Instead of hiding things, we let them hold the little mirror or feel the bumpy tooth polisher with their finger before it’s used on their teeth. For older children, explaining what their x-rays show or how braces move their teeth is enough to make them a partner in their own dental health.
It is never too early to begin caring for your child’s teeth. Dr. Adams suggests introducing your child to the dental office when he or she is between two and three years of age so we can start educating them about good dental care and foods that are good for their teeth.