Why visit a Pediatric Dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommend that children be seen by a dentist within 6 months of eruption of the first tooth or 12 months of age, whichever comes first.
Do you bring a child to a Pediatrician? Then why not bring your child to a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentists have chosen their profession because they love children. We have a natural affinity and passion to dedicate our life-long career for children and children’s oral health. At CreatingSmiles, Dr. Helen is a board certified Pediatric dentist who is uniquely qualified and dedicated to working with infants, toddlers, children, adolescents and children with special needs.
Yes, taking your child to the dentist for the first time can be a frightening experience but this will not the same frightening experience you may remember from your youth. A well trained Pediatric dentist will strive to soothe you and your child’s fear and feelings of uneasiness. Here at CreatingSmiles, Dr. Helen will change the way you and your child feels about going to a dentist.
Pediatric dentists are taught to assess for early signs of a child’s risk for cavities, have knowledge of the ideal timing for an Orthodontic referral, and practice the skills of child preventive dentistry. Very often, parents want what is best for their child and ways to avoid cavities. Put your trust in someone who is knowledgeable in this field, someone who can give you answers to your pressing concerns and knows how to meet these needs. At CreatingSmiles, Dr. Helen will discuss ways to prevent cavities, monitor proper jaw growth and development, and care for your child’s teeth early on so that they will last a lifetime.
A good pediatric dental office should offer a positive environment that provides a lasting impression. Here at CreatingSmiles, we strive to make every dental visit enjoyable, stress-free and easy-going. We’ve created a child-friendly environment from themed rooms to a Play-Zone that includes a selection of games, toys and an educational center. Our pediatric dental office aims to make you and your child feel as welcome as possible during all visits.
Each child responds in his or her own way to a dental visit. Pediatric dentists stand ready with a variety of methods to help an individual child feel comfortable with dental treatment. At CreatingSmiles, our gentle touch and special way with kids will have your child begging to not leave our office. Dr. Helen and staff love children and are specially trained to communicate with the child on his or her level. We teach your children the proper way to take care of their teeth while simultaneously reinforcing that going to the dentist can be fun! Come see what tips, tricks and more Dr. Helen can offer to provide the best recommendation to care for your child’s teeth.
We are here to provide a safe, pleasant and non-traumatic experience for years to come!