Expectations are Everything!
We want your child’s first visit with us to be as smooth as possible. Here is how you can partner with us to ensure a happy first visit.
- Be positive and excited about this big day.
- Avoid negative words when speaking about a trip to the dentist.
- Do not use words like “drill,” “shot,” and “pull”.
- We believe in being honest with every patient, but we find that using different, child-friendly terms greatly helps to reduce fears.
Like the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry), we recommend that children visit the dentist by age one. Our goal at Smile Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is to work diligently on prevention and education with the hopes that our young patients may never have a cavity! Studies have shown that earlier preventative visits are easier for patients and actually less expensive for parents over time. This also helps foster positive dental attitudes and healthy habits early in life.
We can’t wait to meet you. See you soon!