girl brushingOur office (as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends that your child visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. 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 his staff will explain all procedures and answer all questions.

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.

The first visit to our office for you and your child should be informative and fun. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to accompany their children in the treatment area. Prior to beginning any treatment, an explanation of the recommended services will be discussed.