Resources

There are many resources on the internet about pediatric dentistry; and it may become overwhelming and hard to separate fact from fiction.  We use and trust the information from these websites in our own practice.

Useful Web Sites

Hints for Positive Dental Visits

  • Don’t let anyone tell your child scary stories about dental visits
  • Don’t use words such as “hurt,” “pain,” “needle,” “shot,” “pull,” etc.
  • Don’t transfer your fears and anxiety about the dentist to your child
  • Don’t bribe your child to go to the appointment
  • A dental visit should never be used as a punishment or threat
  • Do try to make your child’s dental visit an enjoyable outing; it’s part of growing up

   Did you know…

  • Our office is mostly paperless
  • Our office takes digital x-rays, which only have one tenth the radiation exposure as conventional x-rays
  • We’ve done away with chemicals to process x-ray films
  • We recycle to save Mother Earth for future generations
  • We make our own distilled water

Tips for Home

  • Never give your child anything but water by their bedside at night
  • Sweets are a part of life. Try buying or cooking with xylitol.  Xylitol is a natural sugar that does not promote tooth decay
  • Discourage bottle and breast feeding by age one
  • A child’s first visit to the dentist should be no later than age one
  • Discourage thumb or finger habits by age four
  • Help your child brush their teeth until they become eight years old
  • Set a good example by brushing your own teeth twice a day and flossing daily