Pediatric Dentistry in Idaho Falls
We specialize in children’s dental care. There is no better kids dentist in the Idaho Falls area than Dr. Mudrow!
At what age should a child have their first visit to the dentist? 5 years? Maybe 7?
Actually, a child’s very first dental visit should be at about 1 year, or within 6 months of getting their first tooth! This allows the child and their parents to learn healthy oral hygiene habits when the child is young.
A child’s first experience with the dentist should be a positive one. Sometimes the greatest cause of nervousness at the dentist is not knowing what to expect. The more you and your child know about what to expect, the more comfortable you will both feel. During the visit, you can expect one of our hygienists to show your child how to brush their teeth carefully, and talk about areas that they might be missing when they brush. Dr. Mudrow will review your child’s health history, respond to your questions and concerns, and talk with you about your child’s oral habits and overall health. He can tell you what to expect as your child grows, and suggest a schedule for follow-up care. And the best part of the appointment: Dr. Mudrow loves children and enjoys making balloon animals or silly hats as a special treat for his youngest patients. Kids also enjoy using their shiny gold token to choose a prize from the prize machine after a successful dental visit.
It’s important for your child to visit the dentist regularly. Because of poor hygiene habits and limited dexterity, children are more susceptible to tooth decay. But it IS possible to prevent decay! Dr. Mudrow does an excellent job of explaining to children what bacteria are and what they can do to teeth. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Mudrow also offers instruction on fluoride-free home care that can help protect your child’s teeth.
Make an appointment today for your young ones and help them prevent cavities from starting!