The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.
You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.
It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle", "shot", "pull", "drill" or "hurt". The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.
We understand that going to the dentist can be a unique and special experience for a child, therefore we invite you to accompany your child to the treatment area during each of their visits. Often watching older siblings will help ease anxiety and help younger children understand what the experience will be like and therefore we welcome siblings to also come back and watch each other. Our goal is to ensure that your child's dental visits are a fun, memorable, and special experience for the entire family!
We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!