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Pediatric Dental Care

The first visit

pediatric-dentistry-lebanon-inOur office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommends children's dentistry begins with your child by visiting the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. You can help make the visit as enjoyable as possible by letting your child know they are coming to our office and that our team will be brushing and counting their teeth.

To help make your child as comfortable as possible, it is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle", "shot", "pull", "drill" or "hurt". Dr. Michael Tosh and everyone at our practice makes an effort to use words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.


How are children typically scheduled?

The office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available. Preschool children should be seen in the morning, if possible, because they are fresher and we can work more slowly with them for their comfort. School children with a lot of work to be done should be seen in the morning for the same reason. Dental appointments are an excused absence.

Our goal is to help your child attain the very best regular care to keep future visits and missing school to a minimum.


Do I stay with my child during the visit?

We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. Our purpose is to gain your child's confidence and overcome apprehension. However, if you choose, you may come with your child to the treatment room.

If your child's first birthday is approaching, or it's been 6 months since the last checkup, schedule an appointment with our office today.