Many people experience dental fear and anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. Sadly, it's often a bad experience that happened during childhood that causes fear of the dentist; and it can keep people from getting the care they need.
Creating positive experiences for children at the dentist is so important for setting them up for a lifetime of success in achieving and maintaining optimum oral health, and Dr. Workman is the children's dentist in Columbia, IL that parents trust with their children's oral health. Here's how we make your child feel welcome, comfortable, and safe at Workman Family Dental.
The Tell, Show, Do Method
Dr. Workman uses a technique called the Tell, Show, Do method, which means we tell your child what we're doing first, then we show them what we're going to do before we get started. This technique allows us to ensure that your son or daughter feels entirely at ease before we begin any procedure, and they are always welcome to ask questions before we get started.
Additional Services for Children
Dentistry is all about prevention, and Dr. Workman offers treatment like dental sealants and fluoride for children to help them avoid issues like tooth decay and cavities that might require additional treatment procedures.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps to build developing teeth and can remineralize teeth that have been affected by decay. It's a non-invasive treatment that can be incorporated into your child's routine cleaning.
Dental sealants are clear coatings that cover the chewing surfaces of your child's back teeth. Sealants protect your son or daughter's teeth from bacteria and acids that cause cavities and may help them avoid the need for dental fillings.
Is it time to schedule your child's next dental appointment? Contact Workman Family Dental today to schedule your child's next visit with their Columbia children's dentist.