Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for children and adolescents. About ¼ of children and more than half of teens currently have this illness. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control ...
At Kid’s First Pediatric Dentistry we understand that kids need to feel comfortable when they go somewhere new. We recognize that new things can sometimes create anxiety not only for the child, but for parents as well. It is our goal to create an environment that your kids can feel completely at home in.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends establishing a dental home for your child within 6 months of the first tooth coming in or by their first birthday. This age recommendation give us the privilege to get to know your child sooner and helps them feel more comfortable. From the moment you walk in, to the final goodbye smile, we make it our objective to have all our patients excited to come back. We are blessed to be your child’s pediatric dental home.
Your child may be apprehensive about seeing a dentist for the first time, but our team works hard to create positive experiences early so your child develops good dental habits down the road.
To help children prepare for their first visit to the dentist, try the following four approaches:
Additionally, you can save yourself hassle and stress by downloading and filling out our Patient Forms before your child’s first visit.
At the first visit, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. Although, we do understand that all children are different. We promise to work with parents to create the best visit outcome as possible. Our main goal is to gain your child’s confidence and overcome apprehension. However, if you choose to, you are more than welcome to accompany your child to the hygiene bay for their dental cleaning. We pride ourselves on making each appointment end on a positive note. We can’t wait to meet you!