Ren’s first visit to the dentist!
As promised here is our experience on my son’s first dental assessment and oral prophylaxis which luckily, we got for FREE from momcenter, and that is at Children’s Dental Center at Makati.
We were scheduled at around 10 o’clock in the morning last Saturday, but we arrived there earlier on the scheduled time. It’s a good thing there are lots of toys in their waiting area which made Ren quite occupied while I was busy filling up their customer information form.
The area is really kid friendly and I think the kids will not be afraid to go to the dentist when the center is like this, which was proven when I saw the newly arrived kids who looks like returning customers of the place.
The dentist – Dr. Kim was so friendly and they accommodate us even though it’s not our scheduled time yet.
What made me afraid to bring Ren to the dentist before was because I have heard stories that their child was sedated because they can’t sit still and keep on moving while at the dentist’s chair which was the only solution that they could think of to be able to check the child’s teeth and make the dentist finish his job. Since I knew how active and hyper Ren is, I am afraid that he will be sedated every time he will visit the dentist.
I was so glad that they have a very nice feature there like this TV on the ceiling that will distract the child while the doctor is busy checking their teeth. Although I told Ren how to behave while the dentist is checking his teeth and that he might open his mouth longer, I am still very thankful for the TV that distracted him.
The dentist told me that Ren’s teeth are in good condition, but she advised us that he should get a fluoride treatment to make his teeth stronger. She explained to me that the baby teeth is as important as permanent teeth because if the primary (baby) teeth has full of cavities the permanent teeth would very likely follow the same path. She also thought me how to clean Ren’s teeth thoroughly and that is not only brushing his teeth 3 times a day but also doing the proper way of brushing teeth which is up, down and circular motion.
I should also floss Ren’s teeth even for just once a day to prevent tooth decay. Since Ren is not an expert in gargling yet, the dentist told me to just wipe his teeth after brushing it to avoid him swallowing the toothpaste.
Overall, our first visit to the dentist ran smoothly. I am now more confident to bring Ren to the dentist, but I will make sure that we will only visit Children’s Dental Center since I know that he is really comfortable there.
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