Great dental experiences for kids start at an early age. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends that your child’s first visit to the dental office happens when the first tooth erupts or at least by the first birthday. Taking your child to a family-friendly dental office is an important first step in building a firm foundation for a lifelong commitment to dental health.
Children often feel anxiety when visiting the dental office. It is a new environment with all types of gadgets and gizmos that can be frightening or intriguing. A visit to the dentist can be scary or fun. It all depends on how it is portrayed and how the dental team handles it. At Rivers + West Family Dentistry, we treat your kids like our own – lots of patience, smiles and compassion.
We understand the unique challenges in working with children, especially those who are new to the dental office. It takes a little extra time to get them acclimated to the environment. We are all about taking the time to get to know you and your child and helping you both feel comfortable here.
We Love Your Kids!
There are few things in life that can brighten up the world as much as the sound of a child’s laughter. At Rivers + West Family Dentistry, we love seeing kids smile and keeping those smiles healthy and bright. We use a gentle patient chairside manner to help your child feel at ease and comfortable in the dental chair.
Our commitment to prevention over treatment is particularly vital where children are concerned. Starting good oral hygiene habits early in life is critical. Decay can spread rapidly in primary teeth and this can affect proper development of permanent teeth. Regular dental checkups and cleanings will keep your child’s teeth in good condition and minimize the incidence of decay.
We help you learn the ways in which you can be a good steward of your child’s oral health. Our dental team provides instruction on how to keep your infant’s teeth clean and disease-free and ways to avoid the habits that can lead to decay as your child grows older.
For excellence in children’s dentistry, contact Rivers + West Family Dentistry. Let us welcome your family into ours.