We love referrals from other dentists. It means these kids need a little bit of TLC and we’re here to provide that. All dentists see things differently and you’re bringing your child to a specialist. Please gear them up that this is fun and awesome because it will be! We’ll evaluate your child’s needs and create a customized plan for your child and your family. There’s a 99% chance treatment won’t be performed on our first date together.
Bring your insurance cards and know the needed SSN.
And don’t forget, if you have foster/custody/adoption papers, we need them! We love for any trusted adult to bring a child for appointments if you have consented in writing.
Print it out early! Saves you time at the office — especially if you send it in prior to appointment.
#2 The fun stuff
We get to see the teeth! If you’d like to accompany your young child, that’s great! I think your older children would happily report back to you after the appointment that I nagged them about flossing, as any good dentist would.
We’ll examine your child’s teeth, clean them if needed, and take any prescribed x-rays if your child’s cooperation allows. We strongly recommend finishing the appointment with a fluoride varnish that helps maintain their healthy smile.
And of course, last but not least, prizes!! Everyone is rewarded with a prize after being brave at the dentist.
Any fluoride toothpaste is great. If you’re looking for a good children’s toothpaste, Toms of Maine Silly Strawberry is a good bet. Please ONLY use a dab (like a grain of rice) if your child doesn’t spit consistently. No more than the size of a pea ever for all kids.
It’s my duty to tell you that juices are bad for our children’s teeth. The sugar and acids in juice cause cavities faster than you can imagine. We think we are doing ok because it’s “100% juice” or “no sugar added” but many juices have as much sugar as sodas. Please limit or eliminate juices and sugary drinks from your child’s diet.
At our office, we see numerous patients with compromised immunity. For their safety, we require all healthy children to be up to date on their childhood immunizations. We are happy to refer you to several of our friends who do treat patients who have not been immunized.