Oak Lane Dental's family of professionals are experts at treating the unique dental needs children have as they are still growing. We offer a fun, kid-friendly environment to help your child feel comfortable and relieve them of any anxiety.
Start Healthy Habits Early
Healthy teeth are important to your child’s overall health. They help your child eat and talk. Strong oral care helps set good dental habits as your child grows. Poor oral care can lead to infection, disease, or other teeth problems.
Starting at 12 months, dentists recommend beginning bi-annual dental visits. These visits reinforce good oral health habits, while familiarizing your child with our staff and equipment. Plus, visiting a dentist early on can help diagnose any underlying issues - before they become more serious, painful, and costly.
Let children help choose their own toothbrush. They can pick one that has a favorite color or character.
Let children help choose toothpaste. They can pick their favorite flavor.
Read books or watch videos that talk about dental hygiene.
Use a timer to make sure kids brush their teeth for 2 minutes. Or play their favorite song to help keep track of time.
Reward children for good oral care. Do not give them food or sugary treats. Offer something healthy or simple instead, like apple slices or a gold star.
Plan a fun activity following your child’s dentist visit.