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Glazer Family Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Children's Dentistry

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Dr. Brittaney Glazer understands the importance of patient education. She and the staff at Glazer Family Dentistry know that good oral care is essential for one’s overall health, and the more knowledge our patients have about dental care, the better their oral health will tend to be.

There are number of questions patients ask quite frequently, so we have included those below for your convenience. But if you have a question that is not included in the list, we invite you to contact us.

Whether your question has to do with your oral care specifically or your oral health generally, we want to educate you. When you have knowledge, you can make more informed decisions about your treatment options. So never hesitate to ask us questions.

At Glazer Family Dentistry, we care about the health of you and your entire family!

Children's Dentistry

We understand that going to the dentist can cause anxiety for most patients, especially those suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder. A dentist's office is by definition a place of "sensory overload" with a cacophony of noises, bright lights, and unfamiliar smells coming from all directions. It can be overwhelming... even for us!

We are more than happy to:
✔️introduce Dr. Glazer and the office environment to the patient before we begin treatment
✔️communicate with the patient on an intellectual level they understand
✔️use a "tell-show-do" method including demonstrations of instruments to gain familiarity and trust
✔️allow time for the patient to become desensitized to the dental office environment.
✔️Netflix, warm blanket, ear plugs, and sunglasses can be provided if requested

We try our best to create a stress-free and safe space for all our patients, even adults and those with sensory issues, to ensure the highest quality of oral healthcare. If you have any questions on how we can accommodate you or a loved one, please don't hesitate to contact our office at 214-774-9906.

To encourage your children to practice good oral hygiene here are a few tips to try. First, try to make brushing fun. Brushing for at least two minutes is the minimum amount of time to remove all the sugar bugs from your teeth. To make the time fly by, sing a song or tell a story while your children are brushing their teeth. Children want to do what their parents do, so brush your teeth in front of your children to motivate them to share your healthy habits. When all else fails, reward positive behavior with a small (sugar free) treat, toy, or let them stay a few minutes later at bedtime!

Daily brushing and flossing are the best ways to prevent cavities, but often is is the teeth with the deepest grooves that are most difficult to keep clean. In addition to developing deep grooves on the chewing surface, molars are difficult to clean because of their position in the back of the mouth. The chewing surface of molars are uneven and rough- the perfect place for food to collect and avoid the bristles of a toothbrush. Also known as pit-and-fissure sealants, this treatment option helps to seal the deep grooves of teach which are difficult to clean with a toothbrush.

Dr. Glazer recommends the use of sealants to prevent the development of cavities on the chewing surfaces of molar teeth.

An additional line of defense, sealants are a  quick, non-invasive, and pain free treatment option for children. Call 214-774-9906 to see if your child is a candidate for sealants or click here to request an appointment.

We want your child’s first dental visit to be memorable and informative. The first dental visit will introduce your child to Dr. Glazer and the office environment.

Our primary goal is to establish a lifelong relationship with the dentist by introducing them to the dental instruments, examination and dentist in a non-threatening and positive way.

Dr. Glazer understands if your child has fear or anxiety regarding the office visit, they will likely develop poor oral hygiene and develop problems in the future. Our team is trained to make your child feel at ease with accommodating and attentive service. Call 214-774-9906 to schedule your child's first dental visit or click here to request an appointment.

At Glazer Family Dentistry, we believe children should have their first visit to the dentist by their first birthday.

At your child's first appointment, we will go over tips and tricks regarding home care and regular follow-up care. In addition, we will talk about developmental milestones you should be aware of and what can be expected with your child's oral health. We will also provide you with information on reaching our office in case of an emergency.

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