We provide gentle dental care for even the smallest smiler!
We feel that a young patient's first visit to the dentist is very important and should be as pleasant as possible. Our office recommends bringing your child in for the first visit at the very least, by age 4.
Prior to that time, it is best to bring your infant or toddler in with you when you have simple visits scheduled so that they can easily become acclimated to the dental office environment. We can start with simple things like a cleaning and exam. This makes it easy and fun for your child and allows them to get used to our office.
When we talk to kids, we like to do it on their level, providing them with more comfort and putting them at ease. During their first visit, we don't examine their teeth, we count them. We don't take x-rays, we take pictures. We don't polish their teeth, we tickle them.
On their second visit, if we use nitrous oxide, they are an astronaut flying a space ship. We don't use a needle, but a metal straw. We use magic water to put the tooth to sleep. We don't have a drill, it is a water whistle. We don't use a vacuum, we use Mr. Thirsty.
With these comforting skills, we can assure you that your children will be treated gently, their dental visit will be fun and they will grow up to like their visits to the dentist!
Of course our reception room includes an alcove filled with child friendly books and safe toys. Upon completion of a successful visit they leave with a balloon and a visit to our toy drawer where they can select their very own prize, a reward for a positive dental visit.