We started as a pediatric dental office in 1992 and for close to a quarter of a century now, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to provide kids with the dental care they need to safeguard their oral health.
We help children develop dental habits as early as possible so they can maintain excellent oral health for a lifetime. Based on our own experience with young patients, children who are introduced to regular dental checkups as early as the age of 18 months are more likely to maintain good oral hygiene as they grow older. We have also found that kids seen by their dentist at a young age are less likely to have dental phobia.
Early diagnosis of potential teeth and gum problems can also prevent the issue from developing, or advancing to a point that it is no longer reversible. Moreover, when we have a consistent dental health record of your child, we can make proactive decisions to protecting his teeth.
What You Can Do Before Your Child’s First Visit
- You can take your child on a virtual tour of our office to make him feel comfortable.
- Share your own positive dental experiences with your child.
- Introduce your child to the dentist and common dental procedures by showing him books, websites and magazines.
Doing these things can help ease any anxiety or tension your child might have prior to his or her first dental visit.
What to Expect During Your Child’s First Appointment
- The dentist will evaluate your child for any adverse habits such as thumb-sucking.
- Your child’s teeth, gums and mouth will be examined for any signs of problem, including the need for fluoride supplementation.
- You can then discuss a schedule with the dentist for regular dental checkups and treatment plans, as needed.
Taking your child to a dentist at an early age can make a big difference in his or her overall oral health. Call our office at (239) 939-7070 to schedule an appointment.