We believe that until children are ready, it’s best not to force their first appointment on them! The key to that is getting them to feel comfortable in our office before they have their first checkup. We can make their first experience positive, making all the difference for them later on!
As parents, you play a major role in preparing your child for their dentist office visits! Before you bring your child to the office, here’s what we recommend to say to your child to get them excited about their first dental checkup: “Dr. Fine is going to make your teeth bright and shiny! We’re going to count your teeth! You’re going to get a goodie bag and a prize!” Positive and exciting language is key here!
A protective coating over the deep grooves of your child’s back teeth can help her avoid cavities in these hard-to-clean areas. Dental sealants take just a few minutes to apply and greatly reduce the risk of cavities on the biting surfaces of the teeth. We recommend placing sealants on any teeth that are susceptible to cavities on the biting surface.
The thought of getting a filling may cause anxiety for you and your child. At Fine Dental Care we use a wonderful technique called Tell-Show-Do. This technique gets rid of the fear of the unknown. In very positive language, we tell and show the child/person what we are going to do. With this technique, we have had amazing results and happy patients!
Capturing images of your child’s smile allows us to assess their tooth development, eruption patterns, and signs of infection that may not be visible. Digital x-rays reduce radiation exposure by up to 90% of a conventional x-ray. Your child will love seeing pictures of their teeth!