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For Our Young Patients

Our office regularly cares for the dental needs of children as young as three years old. However, if you have a concern with your child's teeth or gums prior to this age, please schedule an appointment.

Preparing Your Child For A Visit To The Dentist
Our caring staff is dedicated to providing children with a pleasant and positive dental experience. You can play a large part in preparing your child for his/her visit to the dentist. We would like to make a few suggestions to help you and your youngster prepare for a visit to our office. Remember, children are not born with dental fears -- they are acquired!

  • Present the visit as a fun experience for yourself and for your child.
  • Talk to your child positively using words that are mild and easy to understand. Avoid using words such as needles, shot, hurt, drill etc.
  • Explain to your child in simple terms that we will "count", "brush" and "take pictures" of their teeth. By talking about the exam and cleaning in these words, your child will have a basic understanding of what to expect.
  • Be relaxed and at ease. Your child will probably sense any anxiety on your part.
  • If age appropriate, we recommend reading the interactive story together on the link listed below.

What to Expect From A Child's Dental Visit
Your child's independent checkup at age three will involve a gentle, yet thorough, examination of his/her teeth, gums, and bite. The dentist will check for proper development, as well as tooth decay and other areas of concern. We may take x-rays for a comprehensive view of teeth and supporting structures. At the same time, we will be striving to make your child's visit relaxed and fun.

As your child grows, he or she will need regular checkups and hygiene visits to ensure optimal oral health. Our team will also teach your child how to effectively brush and floss, with your help at first, then on his or her own. We are experts at helping your child learn the importance of good oral health at a young age.

Parents are always welcome in the treatment rooms. In most cases, it is best if they are silent observers. Our staff will bond with your child as we get to know their unique and precious personality.

Every appointment will end with praise, encouragement, and a trip to the Treasure Chest of Toys for a job well done!

ADA game 1Here's a fun game from the American Dental Association.

ADA Interactive StoryThis Interactive Story from the American Dental Association lets you Visit the Dentist with Marty!







Please visit for more information and activities for your child. This site, sponsored by the ADA, has a variety of videos, activity sheets, puzzles, quizzes and games for children and teens of all ages.