A Child’s First Visit at Pediatric Dentistry of Syosset
A positive first visit to the dentist sets the stage for how a child views dental care for a lifetime. Dr. Stacey Reynolds and her team do everything they can to create a pleasant experience for young patients. Keeping a child comfortable during their initial visit to our Syosset office encourages them to actively maintain the health and beauty of their smile.
To ensure your child does not develop dental anxiety in the future, we do everything we can to help them feel relaxed while providing a good first impression.
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The First Step
Before beginning any type of treatment or exam, we invite both parents and children to visit our practice and become accustomed to the atmosphere. At your child’s first visit to our Syosset dental office, we give them a guided tour of our practice after introducing ourselves. This allows young patients to gain familiarity with how our practice operates, to get a sense of the welcoming environment, and to put their mind at ease when in the operatory rooms.
Our staff comes together to make your child’s initial visit an enjoyable one. Children can begin seeing the dentist at the early age of one and are allowed to sit on their parent’s lap until the age of four. We recommend that parents be present during these early years to support the child’s experience with the dentist.
A child’s first visits are short, being no longer than 30 minutes on average. Before beginning treatment, we thoroughly explain to our young patients what is going to happen during their visit, so they have an understanding of their dental care.
Maintaining the Smile of Older Children in Syosset
For children who are older, Dr. Reynolds may take dental x-rays and extend their appointment. Our team takes the time to build trusting relationships with patients who are just beginning to receive care from our dental professionals. We only perform dental services such as check-ups or x-rays on an as-needed basis, until a child is old enough for biannual appointments.
We pride ourselves on developing positive first impressions while offering personalized care. Pediatric Dentistry of Syosset encourages you to learn more about how we can help your child maintain their beautiful smile. Schedule a consultation with our Syosset practice today!