WE BELIEVE IN AN EARLY BEGINNING:
American Dental Association (ADA) is recommending that
children be seen now starting at age 1. More than 1 in 4
children in the United States have cavities by the time they
are 4 years old, sometimes as early as age 2. To prevent
early childhood cavities, use of fluoride, thumb sucking,
teething and relationship between diet and oral health are
discussed at this early visit.
WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY CHILD
BEFORE THE FIRST APPOINTMENT?
You can be of great assistance
to your child by talking about the visit in a
positive, matter-off-fact way. Don’t tell them
fearful stories that may cause anxiety.
Schedule morning appointments.
Young children tend to feel better and are more
cooperative at this time of the day. You may tell
your child about the visit the night before allowing
it to be the highlight for next day. An enjoyable
beginning results in a great child-dentist
YOUR CHILD’S FIRST VISIT:
Dental visits are a source of fear for so many
children and adults that taking some time to get
your child off on a really positive start is worth
some thought. Creating a great first experience may
do your child a service that will stay with them for
the rest of their lives.
At this first visit we will:
Do a comprehensive
X-rays - Very young
children may be unwilling to do cleaning and
x-rays. Sometimes only an examination is
accomplished but it is important to us that your
child leaves the office feeling happy.
NEW PATIENT FORM
For your convenience prior to
visiting our office, please click on the link below
to print the New Patient Form, complete the information and bring it with
you to your first visit.