We appreciate the opportunity to apply our care, skill and judgments to your child’s total dental needs.
Regular dental exams, just like physical examinations, are an important part of your child’s overall health care program. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends your child’s first dental visit take place between the ages of 12 and 18 months, or even earlier if problems arise. Typically we schedule a first “get acquainted” checkup between the ages of 2 and 3. We also encourage you to contact us should you need counseling regarding hygiene or dental care of your infant.
Before the first visit, please discuss the positive aspects of dentistry with your child. Convey good feelings about dental visits as being a part of growing up. Expect your child to react well and enjoy the first visit to our office, and chances are, he or she will do exactly that.
Parents are encouraged to come into the treatment room with their child during the initial visit, which helps a child feel more at ease.
At future appointments, parents may or may not be asked to remain in the reception area depending on what the doctor feels is best for your child. In many cases we find we can establish communication and rapport more quickly with your child when the parent is not present.