Welcome to your child's Dental Home! Here your child will learn about the importance of good oral hygiene and habits that will promote a lifetime of health.
To insure that your visit goes smoothly we strongly encourage that you complete the new patient forms before your appointment. This will prevent any unnecessary delays. We have a few tips to make your first appointment successful!
If no further treatment is recommended your child's next check-up appointment will be scheduled. For future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience while you wait in the reception area. Our purpose is to gain your child's confidence and overcome apprehension. We can usually establish a closer relationship with your child when you are not present.
Speak to your child positively about their first visit to the dental office. Let them know we will count their teeth and make them sparkle like a their favorite princess or super hero! There will be laughing, games, and even prizes!
Share positive words and imagery to describe their upcoming visit.
Try and arrive to the appointment about 10-15 minutes early. This will give you and your child a chance to relax before their appointment and we will also be able to review important information before your appointment.
Role-playing with them is a great way to get them comfortable with opening their mouth for our dental team. This can be done before bed while brushing their teeth.
Do not use words like poke, stick, sharp, shot, pull, and drill when preparing your child for their dental visit. These are words we do not use and you shouldn’t either.