We show and play, then do.
Kids are curious, but unfamiliar experiences and people can be frightening to them. In order to keep your child’s dental experience as anxiety-free as possible, we spend time talking with your child getting to know each other first. Also, we show our instruments and explain what each is for before we begin work. We’ve even been known to let little ones squirt Mom with water to show them how fun the dentist can be! This show, play, do approach keeps children informed and empowered during their visit with us.
We focus on education and prevention.
One of our primary goals is to help educate your child about good oral health practices. Cavities can be prevented! Our hygienists and doctors will help teach your child proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as discuss healthy snack choices. In addition, we’ll address common issues such as thumb sucking and mouth injury prevention when appropriate. In short, we strive to partner with you to educate your child how they can have the healthiest smile possible.
Caregivers are always welcome.
Some children need that extra comfort of a parent or caregiver when visiting the dentist. All of our rooms and hygiene bays have plenty of room for you to accompany your child. Some caregivers, though, prefer to wait in the waiting room due to their own dental fears. In such cases, our team members are happy to relay messages of your child’s progress to you as you wait outside of the treatment area. In short, we work with the unique emotional needs of each child and family to find the best fit possible.