What exactly is children’s dentistry, and how does a children’s dentist differ from a general dentist? Actually, “children’s dentistry” is a bit of a misnomer. A children’s dentist actually treats your entire family, with very few limitations on age.
The Children’s Dentist Advantage
Dr. Roger Buzbee accepts patients ages 3 and up at Chesterfield Family & Cosmetic Dental Center in Springfield, MO. This means that your entire family can get quality dental care from the same practitioner. Obviously, dental care is important for your entire family and it is essential that your child begins seeing a dentist as early as possible in order to avoid having dental problems occur at a later age. Dr. Buzbee wants to make sure that your child’s dental health is looked after early on and in the long term.
Dealing With Fear
Children often fear the first visit to the dentist. This is understandable – it’s something new, something that hasn’t been experienced before. Before bringing your child in for their first visit, we recommend talking to them about what to expect. That way, they know that there isn’t anything to fear.
Ideally, Dr. Buzbee would like you to bring your child to the office before treatment is needed. Your child can meet Dr. Buzbee and his staff, take a tour of the office, sit in the chair and even play with the instruments and learn that there is nothing to fear. Dr. Buzbee loves children and loves meeting them and showing them around.
Then, when it’s time for the appointment, your child will know that Dr. Buzbee is their friend and isn’t going to hurt them. To ensure that your child stays calm, you are more than welcome to join them in the room.
A Positive Experience
Visiting the dentist should be a good experience for your child. It should not be fearful and it shouldn’t be something that your child wants to avoid. So if you do your part, we’ll do ours. We will welcome your child into our dental clinic. And as for you, you are welcome in the treatment room or in the waiting room if you prefer.
Dr. Roger Buzbee welcomes patients of various ages. You can book an appointment by calling Chesterfield Family & Cosmetic Dental Center at 417-888-0771. You can also use the form on our Contact Us page to book a consultation. Bring your entire family so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of quality dental care. To answer any questions you might have, read our FAQs page.