Good oral health is essential for the overall well-being and development of a healthy child. A priority in pediatric dentistry is helping young children get off to a favorable start in terms of dental health, so that they may become good dental patients for life. To achieve this goal, the pediatric dentist uses the following behavior guidance principles:
- Establishes communication
- Alleviates fear and anxiety
- Builds a trusting relationship between dentist and child
- Promotes the child’s positive attitude toward oral/dental health and oral/dental care.
To foster the type of environment necessary to create a good dental patient, the child should be seen during the morning or early afternoon hours. Children are more rested, alert and cooperative during these times. After a full day of school, activities and exercise, the child is not receptive to the routine of the pediatric dental office.
Please keep this information in mind when scheduling your child's appointment. Our staff will be happy to assist you in finding the most suitable time for your child's visit. Please call the office for further information.
Out of consideration for patients waiting for dental attention, we ask that you let us know 24 hours in advance, when you must miss an appointment.
*Patients who miss two or more appointments will not be able to reschedule another appointment.*