As a parent, one of the best things you can do for your children is get them started on the road to a lifetime of excellent oral health and happy smiles. At Dr. Katie To Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re proud of the special way our team interacts with our young patients. We know that kids aren’t just little adults; they each have their own unique personality and specific needs.
Dr. To and our team have lots of experience in treating young children. We know how to speak to kids on their level while we explain what we’re doing in a fun, non-threatening manner. We even let allow our youngest patients to touch the instruments we’ll be using so they feel like they’re part of the process.
Your Child's First Visit
We recommend your child first see us when they have all their baby teeth, but no later than age one. Our goal during the first visit is to help your child get comfortable with us and all the new sights and sounds of a dental office.
Dr. To and our team understand that you may be a little apprehensive too, and we invite you to stay with your child during this all-important visit. Depending on your child’s age, we can have them sit on your lap so they have the security of being close to you in a new environment.
Everything we do is meant to give your child a positive feeling about visiting the dentist. We don’t usually plan any treatment during the first visit because we want to make sure your child feels completely safe and secure.
Using a technique called “Tell, Show, Do,” we’ll show your child some of the different equipment and instruments we use so they can see they’re not really scary at all. We’ll count your child’s teeth and let them take a ride in the dental chair.
We’ll also work with you to educate you about the steps necessary to promote your child’s oral health. During this appointment, our hygienist will discuss the importance of proper brushing techniques, good nutrition for healthy teeth, and the ways thumb sucking and bottle-feeding can affect your child’s teeth.
Gentle Care in a Safe Environment
Our team appreciates the trust you place in us to manage your child’s oral health. We earn that trust every time you visit by providing your child with state-of-the-art dental care in a friendly setting where they always feel safe and secure.
We would love to welcome your child to our practice and look forward to meeting you. After just one visit, we know you’ll be convinced that there isn’t anyone else you would want to care for your children’s teeth!