As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we suggest parents bring their child to the dentist before his or her first birthday. Going to the dentist should be positive, and creating a memorable experience begins at home. Start by discussing the upcoming visit with your child to ease their mind. Make sure to let them know the dentist and staff will explain each procedure and answer your child’s questions.
When discussing the dentist with your child, avoid using phrases that could evoke negative feelings, such as “hurt,” “pull,” “needle,” “drill” or “shot.” Instead, our dental team uses words that have similar meanings, but are positive and won’t frighten your child.
Unlike most dental practices in our area, we invite parents to stay with their child during the examination. Our focus isn’t just fixing teeth – it’s also educating families on how to prevent cavities. Our dental team understands cleaning teeth is only part of the puzzle. That’s why it’s important for us to spend the extra time discussing preventative measures with family members. We’ll explain the growth and development of your child’s smile so that you know what to expect every step of the way.