It's important to start children early in the right direction to good dental hygiene. A starting time for that first dental exam is when your child can communicate with the Doctor, usually around age two or three. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive, by simply bringing your child with you when you do your check up, and let them watch and get acquainted with our staff and the Doctor. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.
It is best to refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as needle, pull, drill or hurt.
We encourage patients to come back to the treatment room alone so we may build a secure and comfortable relationship with them. We find when the parent is present, their attention to us is divided. If a parent must accompany their child, we ask that they be a silent observer. If we request a parent's presence, ask that only one parent be in the operatory and other family members stay in the reception room.
Brushing & flossing techniques, known as Oral Hygine Instruction is one of our key recommendation.
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