Sometimes it can be like pulling teeth to get the little ones to the dentist (dental pun intended!) Choosing a kid-friendly dental practice will go a long way in helping to excite your little one about basic oral hygiene and visits to the dentist. It’s important to find a dentist that enjoys having children in the office, and so we’ve created a few signs to help parents identify a dental practice their kids will love!
A Fun Office Environment is Important
From the moment you walk into our sunny office, you’ll see that the environment immediately puts kids at ease. Our huge fish tank with its puffer fish and Nemo-look-a-like is oh-so-popular with the younger crowd (and, really, the older crowd too). We also have a large toy chest, providing lots of super fun toys and games to keep your child busy in the waiting area. We finish each appointment by giving children their very own child-sized toothbrush and toothpaste!
Family Care is More Than A Tagline
At Greentree Dental Group, our doctors and hygienists are all proud parents. As such, our staff is experienced with relating to children and patiently works with them, even when they’re in the middle of a notorious meltdown. To make kids feel even more at ease, we encourage parents to bring their little ones to their older siblings’ appointments so they can feel comfortable with the entire dental process. As you can see, not only do we not mind having kids afoot, we also look forward to it!
Safely Treating Children is a Priority
When it comes to kids, safety in treatments is a non-negotiable priority. We heavily invest in continuing our education so that we are always up-to-date on the latest procedures and techniques in the field of dentistry, ensuring that your child receives top-notch treatment and the safest care. You’ll also find that we use digital X-rays in our office. These use 80-90% less radiation than traditional X-rays, making them a safe bet for young children.
A Doctor Who is Always Available is a Doctor Who Cares
Make sure that your dentist is available in the event of an emergency, which is all too common when raising energy-filled little ones. At our office, our after-hours voicemail provides the cell-phone number of a doctor who is on call. In the event of an emergency, you can have the peace of mind in knowing that Dr. Ferguson or Dr. Kear will be available to see you child, possibly preventing an unnecessary and expensive ER visit. In short, taking the time to find a dental practice that makes your kids feel welcome can be the difference between temper tantrums and happy little ones. So, we recommend that you choose a family-oriented practice that takes its patients’ safety seriously. Your children may not vocalize their thanks, but know that they’ll be grateful just the same!