Pediatric dentistry relates to treatment of children. Over the years, the children we have treated have enjoyed their visits to our office.
We enjoy our “little” patients and make every effort to make their visit stress-free and fun. We are all parents and our goal is to help children develop dental habits that will ensure they maintain excellent dental health over their lifetime.
It is our experience that children introduced as early as three years old to regular dental checkups are more likely to maintain good dental health practices into their teenage and adult years. We’ve also noticed that children introduced at a young age have fewer phobias.
From a health standpoint, early diagnosis of potential tooth problems may prevent an issue from ever developing. Over time, a child’s consistent record of dental health and development will enable us to make proactive and informed decisions.
As a child develops to the adolescent years, changes to oral health can cause anxiety and apprehension. Regular visits to the dentist can go a long way toward helping a child deal with these issues.
Tips — Children’s First Visit to the Dentist
The following tips will help prepare your child for his or her dental visit with us:
- Take your son or daughter for an online “office tour.”
- Let your child know your positive dental experiences.
- Find materials (books, Internet, etc.) to introduce your child to the dentist.
What to Expect at your Child’s first visit to Cardiodontal
During your youngster’s first visit to our office, Dr. Richter will:
- Examine your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth
- Evaluate adverse habits such as thumb sucking
- Check to see if the child needs fluoride
- Teach your little one how to clean the teeth and gums