Your Child Deserves a Gentle Dentist
Most adults who are afraid of the dentist had a bad experience in the dentist's chair as a child. At The Gentle Dentist, we know how important it is for children to develop good oral hygiene habits at an early age. So our approach to children's dentistry is designed to make your child's dental experience fun! We use a wide range of child-friendly techniques and your child can watch cartoons during his appointment to relieve any anxiety associated with the visit. When your child looks forward to coming to the dentist, he or she will be on the right path to a lifetime of good oral heath!
No-Charge Happy Visits for Children
The Gentle Dentist recommends bringing your child to the dentist for the first time when he or she is three years old. We offer a free Happy Visit to get your child familiar and comfortable with the dentist. During this Happy Visit, we introduce your child to all the exciting things at the dentist's office:
Your child will love 'Mr. Thirsty' (the suction straw) and will be amazed when the 'water squirt gun' changes into the 'blow dryer.'
He will enjoy taking a ride in the chair and donning sunglasses so 'Mr. Sunshine' (the light) isn't too bright for his eyes.
We'll use our 'tooth counter' to count (clean) your child's teeth and show him the soft, rubber tooth polisher.
Your child can choose from a wide variety of toothpaste and fluoride flavors including orange, berry, grape, mint, cinnamon, and even cookie dough.
At the end of the visit, your child will visit the 'prize tooth' where she'll receive a balloon and a coupon to take Mommy and Daddy out for ice cream at Graeters!
About your Child's Dental Health
For good dental health, The Gentle Dentist advises parents to brush their children's teeth when they are young—kids don't have the dexterity to complete this task until age seven or eight. Your child should also not take a bottle to bed or sip on liquids (other than water) throughout the day.
With the fluoride in our water and home use of a fluoride rinse, teeth decay is very rare in children. In those instance where The Gentle Dentist does need to 'chase away a cavity creep,' our talented children's dentists use 'happy air' to give the tooth some 'sleepy juice' for a pain-free process. We use filing materials that release fluoride to help prevent further decay around the filling, and we top the filling off with a beautiful white star that looks just like part of the tooth.
Our Waiting Room is Child-Friendly, too!
If you need to bring your child with you to your dental appointment, he or she will love our playroom waiting area. We offer movies, games, and other toys for all ages to keep your child happily entertained while you're in the dentist's chair.
Schedule your Child's Appointment today!
When it comes to children's dentistry, no one takes better care of your child than The Gentle Dentist. Contact us to make an appointment for your child today. Once she meets The Gentle Dentist, she'll be looking forward to her next trip to the dentist's chair!