At what age should I make the first dental appointment for my child?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends the first dental visit around the age of one. Although the child may have just a few teeth, it is important to meet the pediatric dentist and learn infant oral health instructions to prevent decay on those new teeth! Most children are ready for their first dental cleaning at three years of age.
What if my child is nervous?
That’s why you are in our office! All children have moments! Our doctors are specially trained to treat children with an emphasis on childhood behavior. We have seen it all! We employ several techniques to calm and cheer-up even our most hesitant patients. The experience is child-centered – from our office décor to the way we interact with children. You will be surprised! Our treatment area is an open bay with several chairs in one big room. This arrangement allows for a fun atmosphere and great learning experience.
Will I be with my child the entire visit?
We do ask that parents remain in the reception area during treatment. However, you are invited to peek at your child in the treatment area at any time. Just inform a staff member at the front desk and they will escort you to where your child is being treated. Prior to your child’s first visit, we invite you to come by and meet the staff and tour the office.