The first visit, and the actual first treatment visit are critical for your child's acceptance of dentistry. Mismanagement at this stage will lead to a poor outcome. Any negative experience will make future dental visits more difficult if not impossible. Forcing procedures on children that are unable to cope leads to fear and avoidance. However, the goal is to see each child periodically in a timely manner so cavity prevention is maximized. It is important to remember that the majority of children have cavities... (up to 80%), and when they have them, they just don't go away... so avoiding the dentist will only make things worse. Helping the child accept dentistry is the key.
At the kid's place we strive to make first visits fun, and we acclimate children for subsequent steps in order to gain acceptance. For infants and toddlers, repeated periodic visual exams reinforce to the child that we are kid friendly, and their fear is soon overcome allowing them to sit independently for procedures. Children learn that the dental office is not something to be feared, and many actually love to come for visits. The good news is that we can help.
At the kid's place we focus entirely on kids. That is all we do. Managing childhood fears correctly will lead to a favorable outcome where quality dental treatment can be provided and the child does not fear coming to the dentist. That is exactly what we do at the kid's place! Call today to start your child on a lifetime of beautiful smiles.