At Apilado Family Dentistry, our goal is to provide our patients with comprehensive dental care in an environment that’s both caring and compassionate. We’ll treat you like family–it is our middle name after all–from the moment you walk through our door to the moment you leave. Our team knows just how important dental health is and how it contributes to your overall healthy and we’re fully committed to doing whatever it takes to make sure you get the care you need.
From teeth whitening and bleaching to cleanings to fillings and beyond, we can do it all. We’re happy to take on patients of all ages, but in today’s blog we’re going to discuss why having a pediatric dentist is a great idea. Keep reading to learn why you should bring your kids in for a checkup today!
If you’re honest with yourself, how well do you actually do at brushing your teeth? If you’re anything like most people, chances are that you’re strapped for time and rushing out the door most mornings. That can mean that rather than brushing three times a day, you’re only brushing first thing in the morning before you race out the door.
When it comes to kids and their brushing habits, we’ll be the first to say that it’s never too early to start them off on the right foot. And because it’s somewhat difficult to wrangle kids to our will, you might need a helping hand. Luckily for you, our team is here to help. We love working with children and we’d be glad to demonstrate to your kids what it takes for them to make sure their teeth are as clean as possible.
Of course we’ll also be happy to share this information with parents in order to make sure you know how to ensure that your kids are brushing correctly at home. Building a great foundation of brushing habits early on is the key to your child’s dental health.
Even more difficult to remember than brushing is flossing. Most adults are lucky to floss once a week (or perhaps more if they can tell they have something stuck in their teeth). Why do we dislike flossing so much? For some it’s because flossing can be painful. For others it’s just that remembering to floss regularly just doesn’t really come naturally.
The solution to both of those problems, as you can probably imagine, is simply repetition. After all, once you make something a habit, you’ll always remember to do it! Additionally, for those who find that flossing is a painful experience that can lead to bleeding gums, you’ll find that regular flossing makes those problems a thing of the past.
That’s why we’re here to make sure your kids know about the importance of regular flossing. Because if you can get your kids to develop this habit early, chances are they’ll avoid cavities, fillings, and root canals down the road, proving definitively that prevention is always the better option.
And speaking of good habits, seeing a dentist on a regular basis is vitally important. We can see things you can’t see and we are often able to provide you with tips to correct the course you’re on before a potential problem worsens. And, once again, many adults dislike making the trip to the dentist.
Fortunately for you as a parent, building your child’s trust in the dentist and making your visits a regular thing only serves to make their lives easier down the road! After all, when your child isn’t afraid of the dentist, they will never develop a phobia or a dislike of going to the dentist. What all of this means is that finding a kid’s dentist who knows how to make your child feel comfortable is vitally important.
Fortunately if you’re in the El Paso area, our team specializes in taking great care of kids, building lifelong habits that will only improve their lives later on. As we mentioned previously, our goal is to help you on the road to complete and total health and we believe that that road is an easier one to travel if you start on it as a child.
At Apilado Family Dentistry, we accept most forms of insurance and we’d be happy to try our best to work you in whenever works best for you. We know that people are busy and this is doubly true for those of us who have children, so just let us know when you’d like to schedule a visit and we will certainly try our best to accommodate you, finding a time that fits into your schedule.
We have made it our mission to provide affordable dentistry to everyone in El Paso, so whether you’re just looking for a new dentist for your next routine cleaning or you are new to the area and doing your research before you bring in the whole family, we want you to know that our team will always go above and beyond to provide you with the best experience we can offer.
So whether you’re a new patient or you are having a dental emergency, give us a call, because we may even be able to fit you in on the same day you give us a call. Get in touch with us today!