Our goal is to help children enjoy going to the dentist. Happy healthy kids become happy healthy adults. We start creating positive experiences for children around the age of 2 years. On first visits to the dentist we often play with the kids, count their teeth, let them wear silly sunglasses, and let them visit the toy box for a prize to carry home. We even have a children’s play room with toys and books.
The first visit is important to learn about the child‘s diet and brushing habits, and to answer parent’s questions. Often, the children sit on their parent’s lap for the first visit to feel more secure. Parents are always welcome to stay with their children during the visit.
We strive to make the first visit “no stress” for the kids. At Charles Stavely DMD we create an environment for kids to enjoy visits to the dentist.