We're glad you're considering Pediatric Dentisry of Garden City as the home for your child's dental health needs. Here are some things we think you might want to know before stopping by.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children visit the dentist by their first birthday. As a pediatric specialist, Dr. Stacey is well-aquainted with the limited attention spans of little ones! This first thorough, but quick examination allows for early detection and prevention of dental problems and provides valuable information to support good oral care habits at home.
Toddlers and pre-schoolers are amazing patients with personalities ranging from cautious and shy to gregarious and curious. Regardless of your young child's personality, our goal is to make their first visit informative and fun.
Parents often wonder what to say to their small child prior to their first dental visit. It's important to keep conversation of your child's appointment to meet Dr. Stacey calm and casual. Often, the less said, the better! Many parents with small children find it helpful to mention, "Dr Stacey is a very special doctor who helps children have healthy beautiful smiles"! Building trust and setting a positive tone for each appointment is our highest priority.
We look forward to meeting you at your first visit!