At Growing Smiles in Floral Vale, prevention is the center of everything we do! For this reason, it is extremely important that we begin to create a warm, caring relationship with you and your child as early as possible. We agree with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in its recommendation that each child should have a dental home when the first tooth comes in, or no later than 12 months of age. A “dental home” is defined as the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, which includes all aspects of oral health care in a comprehensive, family-oriented way.
Dentist for Toddlers in Bucks County
We understand that a one- or two-year-old child may not be very cooperative at the dentist, especially at the first visit. This is not a concern. The doctors will examine your child while your child is on your lap as seen on the right (pre-covid). We will introduce all of the dental tools prior to starting. The technique is called tell-show-do. This will help acclimate your child prior to the start of the exam. Your child may cry. This is normal. What separates our office from most pediatric dental offices is that we allot more time for each child and instead of getting a cleaning with a toothbrush, your child will be introduced to a standard rubber cup and scalers. This allows for a far superior exam and cleaning as calculus is very common in young children and can not be removed with a toothbrush. Additionally, Dr. Ross, Dr. Radin and Bari Levine will provide you with guidance on your brushing technique, child’s growth and development, eruption of teeth, nutrition, bottle habits, thumb, finger and pacifier habits, trauma, and much more.
Dr. Radin explains in the video below what children and families can expect at Growing Smiles in Floral Vale: