Meet Our Kid-Friendly Decatur Dentist

Taking your children to the dentist is a lot more enjoyable for all if their visits are fun. And they will be at Charles F. Betts, Jr., D.M.D. Family Dentistry! As part of our commitment to educating your youngsters about oral hygiene, they can participate in fun Hands-On Learning Labs. They’ll learn more from labs than they will from a lecture because they get to do hands-on activities like:

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  • Wear a cool lab coat
  • Try out different cleaning devices for their teeth
  • Compare electric and manual toothbrushes
  • Use a product that lets them see the yucky plaque on their teeth

They’ll be more receptive to receiving treatments like fluoride applications if they learn firsthand how important they are. To visit a Decatur, AL family dentist who makes oral hygiene fun, call 256-274-8680.

Schedule Your Child’s First Visit As Soon As Age 2

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Dr. Charles Betts recommends bringing your child for their first dental appointment between ages 2 and 4. At that age, they’ll be old enough to sit up in our dental chair and participate in their treatment with Dr. Betts and our friendly hygienists. It’s a good idea to bring children in when they are well-rested. For many kids, that’s early morning. Our office opens at 7 a.m. on Thursdays and at 8 a.m. on other weekdays. We even offer Friday hours.

In fact, you can bring them in even sooner to one of your own appointments. That will help get them accustomed to our office and let them meet our staff.

Your Child Can Receive Sedation, If Needed

Getting your child accustomed to the dentist means they’ll be less likely to be nervous during dental procedures. But if your child is anxious about any procedure, they can get inhaled sedation, which is safe for children as well as adults. It takes effect quickly, provides a mild euphoric feeling, and wears off quickly with no lingering grogginess.

To schedule your child’s first dental visit, call 256-274-8680.

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