At Worthy Family Dentistry, we love having the opportunity to see children!
Your child should visit a dentist by their first birthday!
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child's first appointment should occur after their first tooth has come in, which usually occurs between 6 and 12 months. This first visit gives us an opportunity to create positive experiences at the dentist at an early age, to check for early signs of decay, and to talk with you about prevention of cavities and techniques on how to keep your child's teeth clean.
Our goal is to make their experience fun and pleasant! We want to instill the practice of good oral hygiene at an early age, and make it fun for your child. Your child has the opportunity to become a part of our
NO CAVITY CLUB
at each check-up. If they have a no cavity check-up, they will become an official member of the club, receive a certificate, and be entered into our monthly drawing for an opportunity to become our No Cavity Club winner of the month. Winners are awarded with a gift certificate from a local business.
Our goal is to create a plan of prevention for your child to meet their unique dental needs and to help them maintain a healthy smile for their entire life! You have an essential role as a parent in preparing your child for their first dental visit. Speak with your child about coming to the dentist as a positive experience, and avoid using any phrases that might illicit anxiety, such as "hurt" or "shot."
Our goal is to make your child feel welcome and comfortable. One of the many services our office provides is nitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas" or "happy air." We may recommend the use of nitrous oxide as a means to make your child's visit more comfortable. "Laughing gas" is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. When inhaled through the nose, your child will remain awake, but will experience a sense of calm and relaxation throughout the procedure. They may even have the urge to laugh, hence its name!