Questions & Appointments   704-376-6470
201 Providence Road • Charlotte NC 28207 • Contact Us

Questions To Ask Your Dentist About Your Child’s Teeth

Child_in_Dental_chairAt Charlotte Dentistry®, we love questions from patients. We know that the better the communication between our dental professionals and you, the better you and your family’s dental care will be. We encourage patients to make lists of questions before they come in so nothing gets forgotten and we can properly address any concerns.

Having a list of questions ready is especially useful when it comes to children’s dental visits, particularly during a child’s first ever dental appointment. First dental visits with little ones can cause some anxiety for both child and parent, but our staff is skilled at making everyone feel comfortable. We at Charlotte Dentistry® make sure to give you the information you need so that your child has the best dental health possible.

What kinds of questions should you ask at a dental visit on behalf of your child? Most of the new mothers we know aren’t shy about bringing up any issue that concerns them, but just in case, we’ve included a list of common questions you can ask, courtesy of the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives:

  • How can I ensure that my child’s teeth are clean?
  • How can I prevent baby bottle tooth decay?
  • Do you have any advice on how to get my child to brush his or her teeth?
  • What foods will improve my child’s dental health?
  • Should my child get sealants to prevent cavities?
  • How are the teeth and jaws developing?
  • If there are any problems, will you discuss orthodontic needs?

You can even download a printout of these questions at HERE.

The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives is a coalition of 36 leading organizations in the field of oral health. The Partnership is committed to improve children’s oral health so that they can develop into healthy, productive adults. The Partnership shares the view that no child should be in pain and suffer broader health issues or endure the social stigma and lack of opportunity resulting from untreated dental diseases and conditions. The Partnership’s primary mission is to teach parents and caregivers, as well as the children themselves, to take control of their own health through oral disease prevention.

Here are some other questions that you might want to ask:

  • What example should I set to encourage my children to practice good dental health?
  • Are there any early signs of an oral health problem that I should be aware of?
  • How critical is care for baby teeth, since they’re going to be replaced anyway?

During your child’s visit, especially the first one, we’ll ask a lot of questions too. We want to get to know your child and your family, that way we better understand they best approaches for routine care that will provide the most benefit.

After your visit, don’t feel that you should wait until the next 6-month checkup to get information. Simply call us at any time and we’ll be glad to answer more questions!

A good early start on proper dental care can help make sure your child has a bright, healthy smile for a whole lifetime. We at Charlotte Dentistry® are delighted to help make that happen!

Bring your whole family to one convenient location for all their dental needs.
…Treat Others As You Would Have Them Treat You … Matthew 7:12