Promoting Dental Health for Children
We understand that visiting the dentist can be scary for children of any age. In our practice we treat many fearful adult patients with oral and IV sedation care because they were so traumatized as children at the dentist. We know that it’s critical for young children to have happy, pain free and fun dental visits to set the stage for a lifetime of regular fear-free dental visits.
To make your child’s office visit more comfortable, each of our team members works in harmony to make our youngest patients feel comfortable, happy and important when they come for their checks up or treatment. This also helps us establish trust with our young patients, so they actually look forward to their next visit.
Your Child’s First Visit
When a new child comes in for their first visit with us, we do not force treatment if they are apprehensive or upset. Instead, we turn this first appointment into a “Happy Visit” and help get them acclimated to our staff and dental equipment. For example, we will let the child a “ride” on the dental chair and help “Mr. Thirsty” (our dental suction device) drink a cup of water.
In addition, we also give them a new toothbrush and a prize from the prize box before they leave. Even though we didn’t actually treat the child, we have created a happy, fun experience which means less apprehension when they come back in 3-4 months for their next visit.