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Your Child's First Visit

The American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Dental Association, and The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care. Prior to their appointment, tell your child that the dentist is a friendly doctor who will help your teeth stay healthy. Talk about the visit in a positive, age appropriate way, as you would about any new experience. Avoid projecting any negative feelings you may have regarding a dental visit, being careful to avoid negative words. A visit to our office can be a very pleasant adventure for both you and your child.


You and your child will be introduced to our team and all of the items we use in a dental office in kid-friendly terms. First visit includes cleaning, exam, and xrays, depending on age. We teach you how to brush and floss properly and answer any specific questions you have about your child. Since dietary habits are also important to our oral health, we also discuss habits to avoid so that your child can earn a spot in the "no cavity club".


Everyone learns and becomes comfortable at his or her own pace. We work with your child's unique personality and needs to help him or her have a great experience.  To help us catch early stages of cavities, x-rays are taken between the ages of three and four if we cannot see between the teeth. Fluoride is recommended for all children by the AAPD. If cavities are discovered, we will discuss the situation with you privately and provide options for what makes the most sense for you and your child. We understand coming to the dentist is time away from your family, school and work so offer both same day appointments and sedation options so that your child can be in and out of the dental office regardless the amount of treatment your child needs. 

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