We Welcome First Dental Visits!
We recommend that your child be seen at least twice per year for dental exams and cleanings to maintain a healthy mouth and dentition. The first visit is an introduction of your child to us and our office in a friendly atmosphere. Our goal is to have your child feel comfortable being here and have all future dental visits be positive experiences. Consider making a morning appointment when children tend to be rested and cooperative.
Parents are encouraged to come back for the initial examination.
Dr. Miller will want to review the medical and dental forms and any findings with you. She will also discuss diet, nutrition, habits and appropriate oral hygiene techniques for your child. The primary concern in very young children is “Early Childhood Caries” also known as “baby bottle tooth decay”. This can be avoided with early prevention and supervised home care. Dr. Miller will discuss your child’s risk of dental decay at this first visit.
Dr. Miller will explain what she will be doing and use words that are kid-friendly, non-frightening and age-appropriate. Our offices uses the Tell-Show-Do technique to help decrease dental anxiety. Other helpful suggestions include:
- arriving a few minutes early to allow your child to play and become familiar with our office
- talk about their visits in a positive light
- share your excitement and stories of going to the dentist yourself
- try not to threaten poor hygiene habits with getting a filling or visit to the dentist
- avoid words that can cause anxiety like “hurt”, shot”, or “needle”.
Children are not born with a natural fear of the dentist, but they can fear the unknown. Our office makes a special effort to use non-frightening, pleasant words to describe our procedures. We want you and your family to feel at ease the moment you arrive at our office. A positive first visit builds trust and sets the foundation for future appointments. We encourage you and your child to ask any questions that you have or discuss any anxiety they feel.
Quality Care, Awesome Staff, Great Experience
“Another great visit to Dr. Miller’s office today for my 2 kiddos…..we have been patients of Dr. Miller’s for many years despite living closer to many other dentists in the area…..My kids have NEVER not wanted to go in for their visits and when my son was younger, he told me going to Dr. Miller’s office was “FUN” and wanted to know when he was going back! Even now as my kids have gotten older the staff continues to foster and maintain a great rapport with them, treating them as the young teens they are becoming….never an easy task at that age! The office staff is AMAZING…they make ME look forward to yet another appointment!”
We are Accepting New Patients!
We strive to build your child’s trust so they can have a positive experience and enjoy their dental visits. Contact us today to schedule their first appointment.