Are you looking for a children’s dentist in Memphis, TN?
As parents, we take our children to pediatricians because they are children specialists. Their extra special training allows them to limit their practice to meet the very special needs of our children. A pediatric dentist is the equivalent to your pediatrician in dentistry. A pediatric dentist has years of extra training even after they have become a general dentist. Come see what a great experience children’s dentistry should be by scheduling your child’s first dental appointment with Dr. B!
“We are going to see Dr. B today!”
The first visit to the dentist can be the most important in your child’s life. Say something like, “Dr. B will show you lots of new and fun things to make your teeth sparkle and help you have a pretty smile.”
If your children ask searching questions, explain that Dr. B and his staff will tell them what he’s going to do,show them how he’ll do it, and then will actually do it. Be sure to tell them if they have any questions to ask Dr. B and staff.
The earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental disease.
Please Don’t bee list
- Bribe your child into going to the dentist.
- Use a dental visit as a form of punishment.
- Use words like “needle,” “shot,” “drill”.
- Let the child know you feel any anxiety about visiting the dentist.
- Let anyone tell your child scary stories about dental visits.
Accompanying Your Child
You may access the following New Patient Forms prior to your visit. Please print and fill out the desired forms, then bring them to our office.
Once here, one adult is welcome to accompany the child into the operatory; however, this is not required. If you have other children with you not being seen at that time, they must remain in the reception room with adult supervision. While our staff love children, we cannot be responsible for their welfare in the reception room.
What really goes on in the operatory
Once in the operatory, Dr. B will review your child’s medical and dental history. The health history includes an assessment of your child’s diet and nutrition, fluoride adequacy, oral habits, past injuries or trauma, oral development and oral hygiene. Dr. B will gently examine your child’s teeth, oral tissues, and jaws. He will provide preventive information or recommendations to you regarding your child’s diet, nutrition, fluoride and oral habits. If your child has a sufficient number of teeth erupted, Dr. B will recommend a subsequent appointment for a cleaning and topical fluoride treatment.
At the end of the appointment, Dr. B will tell your child how proud he is of him or her, and your child will receive a prize.
Want more information? Visit the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry