Keep Your Kids Smiling by Coming to See Us

We encourage you to bring your child for their first dental appointment between ages 2 and 4 years. By then, they are old enough to sit up in our dental chair and participate in their treatment with our friendly team. To improve this experience, follow these tips for your child’s dental visits:

  • Bring the child when they are well-rested.
  • Make sure the child isn’t hungry during their appointment.
  • Talk to your child about what to expect.
  • Discuss why going to the dentist is important.

Another way to help introduce your child to dental care is to bring them with you during your own appointments. This can give them an opportunity to see what dental professionals do before their first official visit. Getting your child accustomed to the dentist means they’ll be less likely to become anxious during dental procedures.

If your child is nervous about any procedure, receiving laughing gas (nitrous oxide) is an option. This sedation option is safe for children and adults. Laughing gas works and wear off quickly. It also provides a mild euphoric feeling.

Call 256-274-8680 today To schedule your child’s first dental visit in Decatur, AL. You can also schedule online.