Welcome to Growing Grins Pediatric Dentistry. We provide
quality, convenient, affordable dental care for children ages 1 to 19; including reserved, apprehensive and special needs patients.
Our number one objective is to provide a comfortable, relaxed and fun environment where kids enjoy coming to the dentist (SHHH! Tooth doctor!). From our video games, movies and books to the positive reinforcement of our “Famous Treasure Chest Treats” parents have a hard time getting them to go home!
At what age should I start bringing my child?
We are different from other pediatric dental
offices by educating not only the child, but
also the parents! The first visit should be
scheduled around the child’s first b-day.
Providing helpful information and tips on
preventative measures and nutrition
causation/correlation factors, gives parents
the full ammunition to aid in dramatically
affecting your child’s oral health now and for
years to come!
Preparing for the first visit:
Everyone can help make your child’s first visit enjoyable. Parents may prepare your child by discussing in positive words about what will happen at the dentist. PLAY DENTIST! For example brushing their teeth to make them shiny, the tickling toothbrush , and a fun surprise from the treasure box for boys/girls that have clean teeth. Try to avoid using words that may bring about fear/anxiety such as needle, shot, hurt, or drill. Rephrase sentences that state the dentist will not hurt you, but rather the dentist is very gentle!
What can I expect at the first visit?
Your child’s first visit is just as important for you
as for them. A full examination of your child’s
teeth including habits ,bite ,hygiene, and
prevention methods will be assessed. Your
child’s teeth will be cleaned and a
protectant fluoride will be applied. Depending
on the age of your child x-rays may be
necessary. Every child experiences situations, and expresses themselves differently. Don’t be upset if your child cries. Crying is a common response to being fearful of new and strange surroundings.