The First Visit 

Your child should visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and his staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. 

It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as needle, pull, drill or hurt. The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.

When your child visits Children's Dental Care, you can expect the very best quality care for your child.  To ensure our office can meet these needs, the following outlines the treatment we institute for routine care;

  1. We provide an exam, cleaning, and fluoride treatment every 6 months.

  2. During the exam, we will check the erupted teeth for cavities, the gums for infection, and other mouth tissues for abnormalities ("count the teeth").  We also check for sufficient room for the permanent teeth and evaluate occlusion (the way the teeth come together) and the jaw joint.

  3. We use a concentrated fluoride which is applied by brush rather than trays.  Some insurance companies limit their coverage for fluoride treatments to once a year.  We follow the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's recommendation which states to "Provide topical fluoride every six months."  Fluoride is given every six months unless you consult with our office prior to treatment.

  4. Decay detecting x-rays (bitewings) are taken on an as needed basis, usually once a year.  We take every precaution to ensure the safety of your child during x-ray procedures.  We do use a digital x-ray system in our office.  All children wear a lead apron during x-rays.

  5. We will go over preventive measures such as proper tooth brushing, flossing, fluoride, and diet.

  6. Sealants: We are firm believers in sealant application to prevent decay in the grooves of teeth.  More information will be provided if your child needs sealants.

  7. We are a mercury free office.  This means that we do not place silver fillings in our patient's teeth.  Details are available upon request.

We at Children's Dental Care hope this information will be helpful and that you will have a pleasant experience with our office.


We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!