Making your child’s oral health care needs should be a priority year round but with New Year’s resolutions abounding, make this the year their oral health “home base” is a priority!Make a New Year’s Resolution for Teeth!
A New Resolution for Teeth
With the new year comes parents and caregivers resolving to develop new and better habits for their children. Establishing a “home base” for your child’s oral health care needs is as important part of their overall care plan. Remembering that good oral health is a vital part of overall health and well being will ensure the best care for your child. Does your child need a New Year Resolution for teeth?
Having a Home Base
Knowing that from the moment you walk into a dental office with your child they will feel relaxed and at home goes a long way to taking the stress off both you and your child. When you see your child walk into the waiting room to books, toys and friendly faces, you’ll know right away you made the right choice for their care.
Having a familiar and comfortable place for children (and parents) to access information on oral healthcare and guidance, including what things parents can do at home and habits to encourage for children to have optimal oral health goes a long way to not only making your child more comfortable but you as their parent or caregiver as well.
Establishing a dental “home base” ensures that children receive consistent care by a pediatric dentist who has received two to three years of specialty training following dental school. It’s important for many parents to have a reliable pediatric dentist so that if they have any questions or any emergencies occur, they will know exactly who to call.
Taking the Stress Out of Emergencies
Bringing your child to the dentist for the first time is recommended by the age of one. It s a good age to start kids off with good habits. The importance of having a home base will be clear the first time there’s an emergency. Accidents do happen and its nice to know that if your child falls and knocks a tooth out they will have familiar faces to help. Not to mention you as the parents knowing who to call or where to go in an emergency, goes a long way to reducing stress for both you and your child, making it that much less traumatic.
How to Find a Dental ‘Home Base’
So, how do parents go about finding a Dental Home?Getting a referral by your child’s pediatrician is a start. In addition to pediatricians, school nurses are great resources as they also have good working relationships with pediatric dentists in the area. Additionally, the AAPD website has a parent resource center and you can enter your zip code to find a pediatric dentist within your area.
At Our Office
We keep a fun and light atmosphere to our office to ensure your kids are happy and comfortable.
We Look Forward To Welcoming You And Your Child…
You will find our office to be a pleasant and caring environment. We know a positive experience can set the tone for your child’s future dental health. That is why our office has been designed to be “kid friendly”. Even more importantly, our pediatric dentists and professional staff have dedicated their careers to helping children. We establish trust with your child by creating a safe and happy place for them to be. The latest in dental technology is combined with genuine compassion and concern.
We are open Monday through Saturday and offer appointments as early as 7:30am
The first checkup is recommended at the first birthday. Our patients generally stay with us until they graduate high school. We are proud to say we are now seeing the children of former patients, as the practice was established in 1973 by Dr. Robert Harmon.
We have 24 hour coverage for our patient’s dental emergencies. There is a pediatric dentist on call at all times. Should you need after hours advice or emergency care, simply dial our telephone number and our message will direct you.
Are we accepting new patients? Yes, absolutely! We are happy to welcome new patients to our practice and we appreciate your referring your friends and family to us.
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