Pediatric Dental Evaluations
Your child's first dental visit will consist of a thorough review of your child's dental and health information and a comprehensive dental examination along with a discussion on proper diet, nutrition and good oral hygiene habits.
Depending on the age and needs of your child, we will take any necessary x-rays, complete a professional dental cleaning, and evaluate for use of topical fluoride. Dr. Dahle or Dr. Tingey will take time to discuss any concerns you may have, and prepare you for what you can expect during your child's oral development. If decay is found, a treatment plan will be created that recommends the best options for your child's dental care.
If cavities are found, we offer sedation for children to help make getting fillings done much easier. This helps make dental visits a positive experience so kids will want to come back, making it much easier to track changes and advise care.
Please help us make dental visits enjoyable and positive! We encourage parents and caregivers to use positive stories about visiting the dentist, songs, and descriptive words to describe your child's upcoming visit.
Try to avoid using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear. Words like "needle", "shot", "drill", or "hurt" may cause preventable anxiety and make the first dental visit more difficult for your child. At Eric Dahle Family Dentistry, we will work with you to make your child's early dental visits positive and productive, to set a positive foundation for routine dental care for the rest of their life.
We encourage you to stay with your child during the initial examination, and during future visits you can let your child join us on their own, depending on age and comfort.
With modern training and techniques, a visit to the dentist can be a pleasant, relaxing experience for your child. During visits with Dr. Dahle or Dr. Tingey, your child can enjoy viewing shows offered on cable TV using our flat screen TVs mounted to the ceilings. Headphones help them focus on the TV show or movie, and they have the choice of what to watch!