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Our Philosophy on Dentistry for Kids

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It is our number one goal to make dentistry fun for kids.  I have had many patients tell me how scared they were of their dentist when they were young because the dentist was either not friendly or caused them pain. With that in mind, I try to:

  • Communicate with each child in a way that is age appropriate so they understand.
  • Explain what we are going to do and ask the younger child to be my “big helper”.
  • If there is going to be discomfort or pain, I am honest and tell the child ahead of time.

I believe that children are OK with “ouchies” as young kids get hurt all the time.  What kids are not OK with is an “ouchie” without warning or being told, “this won’t hurt!” when it does...because that means I’m lying to them, which makes me untrustworthy.