Taking kids to the dentist is necessary to keep their teeth healthy and promote excellent oral hygiene habits. But from a child's point of view, a trip to the dentist can be a scary event -- lying on a chair in an unfamiliar room filled with unfamiliar noises and objects, all while a stranger is poking cold, metallic, and unusual instruments in his mouth. Plus, as your child's teeth continue to fall out and grow, he may take at least 10 trips to the dentist before starting kindergarten.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends establishing a "dental home" at 12 months of age or when the first baby tooth erupts into the mouth.
An early start in regular dental care is an important step towards preventing dental problems like cavities. The first dental visit should occur shortly after the first tooth erupts and no later than the child's first birthday. Beginning tooth and mouth examinations early may lead to detection of early stages of tooth decay that can be easily treated. By making the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive your child can be rescued from the negative feelings so often associated with going to the dentist!
Well Pediatricians for years have been stressing the value of well-baby and child visits. The underlying theme regarding well-checks is the concept of preventative medicine- "regular check-ups before anything emergent happens". This concept has long been applied to dentistry as well. Preventative dentistry allows for dentists to evaluate and make sure your child doesn't have cavities and to help instill habits to minimize the possibility of cavities in the future.
We strive to establish a strong bond of trust with each child patient and parents to provide the best care possible. We aim to create a non-intimidating environment for kids of all age groups. We encourage for early dental evaluation by which we educate parents of prevention so that we control the cause of the disease. In case of the dental disease, however, we provide the highest quality of dental treatment to kids using the most advanced technology in addition to our compassionate and tender loving care.
This means no drills, no scary instruments, and best of all- lots of stickers!