Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care. We understand your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to children’s needs, and it is our goal to make your little one feel comfortable visiting our practice while we provide the best possible care.
Do I stay with my child during the dental visit?
If your youngster is over the age of 3, we ask that you allow him or her to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We are all highly experienced in helping kids overcome anxiety. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Minutillo has had special training which enables him to provide the most up-to-date and thorough treatment for a wide variety of children’s dental problems.
Studies and experience have shown that most children over the age of 3 react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for them.
Your first visit is all about your child: his or her comfort, happiness, and health
During your son or daughter’s first visit, we will review dental and medical history forms, and take X-rays of the teeth and mouth. Then the Dr. Minutillo will meet with you and your youngster to discuss the X-rays, create an individual treatment plan, and answer any questions you may have.
At your child’s next visit, one of our hygienists will clean and polish his or her teeth, and inspect for cavities or early signs of tooth decay or gingivitis.
Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these to the first appointment
- Your ID card or driver’s license
- Your insurance card
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!
The American Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
We understand your family has a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing for a dental visit, please remember an appointment can last between 20 and 40 minutes.