What to expect:
During the first visit, you will be invited back with your child. We review your child’s medical and dental history, home care, brushing and flossing, food and diet habits, and oral habits.
For infants and toddlers, the dentist will perform a “knee to knee” exam with a parent holding the child. The dentist will examine the teeth, mouth, and gums. The dentist also brushes the child’s teeth and apply a professional fluoride treatment.
For children 3 years and older, many children can sit in the dental chair and have their teeth cleaned by the dental hygienist. They will also take dental x-rays as needed in the complete diagnosis of your child’s dental health.
During future visits, once your child is school aged (5 and
older), we respectfully request that parents remain in the reception area while
we care for your child. Studies and experience have shown that most children
react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their
own and in an environment.
Our staff will also inform you about your payment options for your child’s visit, including any information pertaining to accepted dental insurance plans. If you are unsure about whether or not your insurance provider will cover your visit, please call us so we may help verify your insurance benefits with our practice.