Our office has been specially designed for children. The atmosphere of the office will reduce a child's anxiety. Children who gain proper habits early in a nurturing environment acquire positive self-esteem and confidence. Prevention of decay should begin as early as six months of age. The American Dental Association recommends visits soon after their first birthday. Allergies, illness or habits may lead to mouth-breathing which can make your child susceptible to heavy plaque accumulation and early decay. The timely guidance of erupting teeth can reduce orthodontic involvement and benefit by building an attractive smile.

You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.

It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle", "shot", "pull", "drill" or "hurt". The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.

If your child is over the age of 3, we ask that you allow them to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We are all highly experienced in helping children overcome anxiety. Separation anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior. This is normal and will soon diminish. Studies and experience have shown that most children over the age of 3 react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for children.

Please visit the Patient Forms page to print and complete the new patient forms to bring with you to the first visit.
 


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