WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST VISIT

When you first claim your stake at Camp Smiles, your child will receive a thorough examination with Dr. Camp, and she will guide you and your child through individualized plans for dental decay prevention, including oral hygiene practices, nutritional diet recommendations, use of fluorides, and so much more! Upon your child’s examination, Dr. Camp will offer guidance as to what to expect as your child grows and develops in the coming months and years.

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FIRST AGE OF VISIT

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a child visit a pediatric dentist for an initial oral evaluation within 6 months of the eruption of his/her first baby tooth and no later than their first birthday. It is important to start guiding children early in the right direction to good dental hygiene and building healthy, life-long habits.

ESTABLISHING A DENTAL HOME

Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by one year of age. Children who “set up camp” at a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventative and routine oral health care. The purpose of establishing a Dental Home is to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents and patients to receive dental care.

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP

As a parent, you can make the first impression of the adventure that awaits your child at Camp Smiles. Telling your child about the dental visit should be described as a fun and exciting adventure. It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle”, “shot”, “pull”, “drill” or “hurt”. At Camp Smiles, we makes a practice of using words that are pleasant and non-frightening to the child no matter what procedures are part of their dental journey.

Please never allow the dentist to be your child’s punishment or tell children that we will perform dental procedures as a punishment. We depend on the trust of our campers and parents to know that we are here to help make their mouth as healthy as possible.

There are many books and apps to help introduce the dentist to little ones and make their first visit a successful adventure for everyone.

 

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST VISIT

When you first claim your stake at Camp Smiles, your child will receive a thorough examination with Dr. Camp, and she will guide you and your child through individualized plans for dental decay prevention, including oral hygiene practices, nutritional diet recommendations, use of fluorides, and so much more!

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    Upon your child’s examination, Dr. Camp will offer guidance as to what to expect as your child grows and develops in the coming months and years.

CLICK HERE  FOR
NEW PATIENT FORMS

FIRST AGE OF VISIT

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a child visit a pediatric dentist for an initial oral evaluation within 6 months of the eruption of his/her first baby tooth and no later than their first birthday. It is important to start guiding children early in the right direction to good dental hygiene and building healthy, life-long habits.

ESTABLISHING A DENTAL HOME

Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by one year of age.

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP

As a parent, you can make the first impression of the adventure that awaits your child at Camp Smiles. Telling your child about the dental visit should be described as a fun and exciting adventure.