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It is important to prepare young children for a first dental appointment so that regular check-ups become part of day to day life. Dentists recommend that a first appointment should be scheduled when the first teeth start to appear.

To make that first visit to the dentist less stressful:

– Practice brushing and flossing with your child at home

– Use toys to “play dentist” at home

– Choose a pediatric dentist

An experienced pediatric dentist “will help your child feel more comfortable”.

For more information and tips read the article at http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-do-i-prepare-my-child-for-their-first-dental-appointment/.

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.