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, Center for Integrative Wellness and Cosmetic Dentistry, we especially enjoy getting to know your littlest family members. By beginning at a young age with good oral habits and prevention, children today can expect to enjoy healthy smiles for a lifetime.
Dr. Katie 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
Many of our parents are surprised to learn that the best time to book your child's first dental exam is around age one – or when they start getting their baby teeth, whichever comes first. For the first few appointments, we might only get to take a look at your child's development and help them get used to the dental office.
Using a technique called “Tell, Show, Do,” we’ll show your child some of the different things we use so they can see that the dental office is fun rather than intimidating. We’ll count your child’s teeth and let them take a ride in the dental chair.
We love working with parents to become informed about your child's oral health and development. Their dental appointments are as much for you as them! This is time dedicated for you to ask questions and for us to 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.
As Your Child Grows
Growing up is hard work, and we strive to make dental care a bit easier for parents and kids. When your child is ready, regular dental cleanings, digital x-rays, and an orthodontic evaluation around age seven will ensure that your precious child has the best chance at a healthy smile and a healthy life filled with confidence!
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!