The first visits to the dentist may be the most important in your child’s life so we ask that you help by reinforcing our role as a “tooth doctor” who works to keep teeth healthy and happy. Be relaxed and at ease with your child. They will sense any anxiety on your part. Tell your child that we will “count” and “take pictures” of his teeth, and then talk afterwards about it. Don’t over do it!
Avoid using words that may create fear in your child such as “hurt, shot, drill, X-ray, or needle”. It is best not to relate any negative experiences you may have had as a child, and don’t let other people tell your child stories that may provoke fear.
We are specially trained to handle children and know how to make the experience pleasant. Rest assured we will treat your child as gently as we would treat our own.
We will explain each procedure to your child before we do it in easy understandable terms. Remember, we are a pediatric dental office, and children are our only patients.