Huntington Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

First Visit

What to expect?

Our office aligns with several organizations (the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) by recommending that you establish a “Dental Home” for your child by the age of one. Research shows, and we believe that those families who establish a dental home are more likely to receive the appropriate level of preventive and routine oral care. We like to create this connection with your family early to ensure your children have a positive dental experience and always know what to expect when they walk into our doors.

How to prepare your child?

We like to make a child’s first visit to the dentist an enjoyable, positive experience. If your children are old enough, they should be informed of the visit and told that the team members and doctor at the office will explain everything along the way and answer all questions they may have.

We ask parents to avoid using words that may instill fear in the child unnecessarily like “hurt” or “drill”. We pride ourselves on using terminology that conveys terms in a non-threatening way. As thoroughly trained pediatric specialists, we have ways of easing patients into their dental experience in an encouraging way. Our team members as well as our doctors have one common goal, which is to treat your child in the way you want and expect. When entering our clinic you join our family and we like to keep the environment as kid-friendly and warm as possible.