The transition from infant care to children’s dentistry is important at Penn’s Commons Dental Group because our staff realizes some young children may have anxiety. Depending on the maturity of the child, a Teddy Bear Visit may be recommended around the age of 3. In short, this service is a fun, comfortable introduction to the office by one of our dental hygienists.
At the child’s first cleaning visit, individual needs are determined, including reviewing brushing/ flossing and possibly taking x-rays. Making the first time meeting the dentist a fun appointment makes going to the dentist a lot easier. Remember, this is an important time for the development of children’s teeth and future dental health.
Overall, if further treatment is needed and the child is anxious, nitrous oxide can be used for comfort.
Our staff always looks forward to getting to know our newest patients!