What You Can Do First: To begin with, do your part by never conveying a negative or scary attitude about going to the dentist before the first (or any) visit.
From infancy through the teen years, going to the dentist can be a positive experience for children!
It's crucial to find a children's dentist that truly welcomes young children and enjoys working with them.
The office atmosphere must be "kid friendly" with a variety of activities geared toward the child. A LEGO table, children's books, kid-style decorating, and a staff that smiles a lot and gets down on the child's level are all clues that an office is truly "kid friendly." We also believe in rewards for good brushing and no cavities.
Special terminology geared at young children is also essential in winning the child's trust and therefore reducing possible fears. The use of simple behavior modification also encourages cooperation from the young child.
The ever-changing mouth of a child requires educating parents on brushing techniques as well as diet recommendations that contribute to the child's dental health. And remember, a dentist that specializes in treating children can spot some orthodontic problems before they begin.
Finally, we meet or exceed all Center for Disease Control (CDC) & OSHA requirements regarding sterilization. We strictly adhere to all HIPAA regulations on patient privacy.
“I don’t take my kids to my medical doctor…so it didn’t make sense to take them to a dentist for ‘grown-ups.’ I wanted a dentist that specialized in kids!”