When you book with us, you receive all the benefits of our office. For instance, your child receives care from a staff who cares and will take every step necessary to make your child and your experience with us a positive one. Plus, you’re starting your child off on the right foot, or should we say tooth, for a healthy and happy mouth for years to come! Routine preventive dental care from our Beaumont office reduces your child’s risk of cavities and oral health problems in the future. Moreover, your kid will start building a solid foundation for good oral health at a young age.
A dental home is a concept in pediatric dentistry that refers to a location where a majority of your child’s dental needs are met. You and your little one build a relationship with the dentist and the staff as they monitor your child’s oral health over time. Finding a dental home allows your child to become familiar with and feel safe around one team. This is proven to improve patient outcomes and foster dental health and wellness. At Kindred Pediatric Dentistry in Beaumont, we make every effort to make our dental practice a happy dental home for your little one.
Whether this is your child’s first dental visit ever or just the first with us, there are a few things that can help make the experience as pleasant as possible. First, try listing out fun facts to pique your child’s interest in dental hygiene at home. When you tell your little one about their upcoming appointment, simply state that a dentist will count their teeth, clean them with a special brush, and look at their smile.
Having certain documents and information handy at your first visit will help things go smoothly:
Additionally, feel free to come with a list of any questions or concerns you may have. We’re here to offer honest advice and help you navigate the world of dental health for your little one.
First, you and your child will visit with the registered dental assistant who will thoroughly clean your little one’s teeth and examine them for any visible oral issues. If you’re opting for fluoride and x-rays, your registered dental assistant will take care of that for you as well. Next, you and little one will meet with Dr. Meghanne. She’ll review the x-rays and examine your child’s teeth herself. Feel free to ask any questions. Dr. Meghanne will provide you with informative, thoughtful answers and insight about keeping your kid’s teeth and gums healthy and happy at home.
Besides informing your child about why visiting the dentist is important, you can also prepare him or her by playing dentist. Take turns being the dentist - count each other’s teeth, ask and answer questions about how you take care of your smiles, and practice saying aaahhh! If your child is young, be sure that they are well rested and have a clean diaper before the appointment. Ideally, your little one should be as comfortable as possible. You may want to bring a toy, tablet, or book to keep them occupied during wait times.
Typically, we recommend you bring in your child to our Beaumont office for routine preventive care every six months. This is also the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s recommendation. This preventive care is usually covered by most insurance plans and can help your little one avoid cavities and other common oral health issues.