At Bracken Barrett we always enjoy the visits of our youngest patients, for a variety of reasons. We are proud to give them quality dental care, of course, we take pride in getting their oral health off to a good start. While we love having the children in our practice, we are fully aware that the feeling may not be mutual. As a parent this is extremely difficult and you may find it hard to commit to making an appointment for your child, knowing they’re not going to look forward to the appointment. However, despite all the concerns, dental visits are extremely important for children of all ages and we at Bracken Barrett are here to make your child’s visits as comforting as possible with a fun goodie bag to take home.
We at Bracken Barrett have signed up to the States of Jersey ‘Putting Children First’ campaign as we believe it is essential for children to understand good oral hygiene habits as early as possible and to become familiar with the experience of attending the dentist as a child will likely need to visit a dentist many times during their childhood.
Having regular dental appointments will help them gain confidence with the dental environment and help build a positive attitude towards dentists which will help them when attending the dentist throughout their lives.
Don’t worry if your child doesn’t want to open their mouth on their visit to the dentist. It is important they get used to being in a dental practice while you have the time to ask the dental team for advice on caring for your child’s teeth.