Best dentist ever! I highly recommend Dr. Jacobs.Sara Langston9 Jan, 2023
Always awesome and an amazing crew!Shaun Riddle25 Aug, 2022
Awesome team. They explained everything before we started so I knew what to expect. They treated me like family. I recommend northwest to everyone.Richard McCracken9 Jun, 2022
Dr. Jacobs and their staff are the best. I've been a patient for almost a year now and cannot say enough good things about them. They are so knowledgable and are always willing to go the extra mile to make sure everything is right. They are transparent about everything, and ensure that you understand every procedure. Cleanings with Angel were especially nice and the dental assistants always offer you a blanket if you're cold in the room.Erika Nina Suarez16 Mar, 2022
The best dental team in the area! They are kind, compassionate and truly care about their patients. The assistants are amazing, the hygienist is extremely sweet, and the front office ladies are a hoot. Dr. Jacobs has done an amazing job treating every patient like family so they can call Northwest Family their dental home. Definitely stop by if you are looking for a place to feel comfortable and at ease with your dental needs ☺️Sharmin Ara30 Sep, 2021
Here at Northwest Family Dental, we understand the importance of having our kids overcome the fear of going to the dentist. After all, a child’s teeth need to be nourished and oral hygiene should be taught at a young age. At first it can be challenging, but helping them see dentists as friends and the office as a safe haven is our utmost goal. To help you get started, read more for some tips we give to our happy clients in the Lake Worth, Ft Worth Texas area.
Teach kids the value of oral hygiene and help them develop dental habits. Around the age of 4 or 5, you can slowly help them how to brush on their own, twice a day for two minutes each time. It’s important that you also help them brush not only in one area, but also around the mouth and tongue and floss once a day. When it comes to their first visit to the dentist, we advise parents to start as early as possible. Many even have their first trip when the first tooth comes out.
Walk them through the dentist office. Many kids are afraid of the dentist office because of the mystery inside and the idea that it will have scary or painful procedures. To remove this anxiety, parents can play a role play game with their kids called “dentist office.” You can do this by having your kid sit on a recliner or chair in the living room or dining area and pretend to be the dentist. Have him/her open his/her mouth and count the teeth using a tooth brush. You can say that this is what usually happens in the dentist office and that he/she might sometimes feel other sensations like tickles or a bit of poking. Most of all, avoid saying words like “pain,” shot,” or “hurt.”
Make sure that your kids are in the right mindset before going to the dentist. Try to schedule an appointment not around or after a nap time because kids can get cranky. Also avoid cramming a dentist appointment and school or soccer practice, last day of camp, or dance practice all in one day so they will have enough energy to face both. Lastly, don’t send your kid to the dentist office with an empty stomach.
If you need to have a dental concern treated right away, call us now and schedule an appointment here at Northwest Family Dental. Thank you and have a good day!