WELCOME TO OUR PRACTICE!
Thank you for choosing Junior Smiles of Stafford for your child’s oral health care! We are proud to provide a comfortable environment in which you can feel confident about the dental care your child will receive.
Not sure when you should bring your child in for his or her first dental visit? Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend to schedule the first visit by his or her first birthday. Dental problems can begin early, especially once a child’s diet includes anything besides breast milk.
You should bring your child to a pediatric dentist when his or her first tooth comes in, typically between 6 and 12 months of age. Establishing a dental care routine early on will protect your child’s smile as he or she grows.
It is very important to make the first visit as positive and enjoyable for the child as possible. A pleasant, comfortable first visit build trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits. Let your child know that the doctor and staff will explain everything in detail and will answer any questions he or she may have. Children are encouraged to discuss any fears or anxiety they feel.
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First Visit to Junior Smiles of Stafford
During your first visit to Junior Smiles of Stafford, we will review your child’s medical and dental history, and do a detailed examination of the oral cavity. At this time, our goal is to address any specific concerns or questions that you may have. We will gently examine the teeth, oral tissues, and jaws, and then talk with you and your child about dental health.
Our specially trained staff is always working with your child’s comfort in mind, and we strive to make our young patients feel at ease in the exam chair.
Junior Smiles of Stafford will only take X-rays when we feel it is appropriate for your child’s dental health. Certain cases, including orthodontic treatment, or diagnosing tooth decay or abnormalities, may require an X-ray. Our staff will discuss the need for X-rays with you before any are taken. All of our x-rays are digital, a safer form of x-ray for your child.
Additional services are generally scheduled for subsequent visits. This allows us to create a treatment plan that is specific to your child and addresses your concerns, as well as any problems that may arise in the future.