We see kids as early as age 3!
What To Expect During Your Childs First Visit:
The first visit is designed to introduce your family to our practice and get a full medical, dental and overall health history for your child. We will discuss any of your concerns that you feel would be beneficial in helping us make sure your child is comfortable and enjoys their appointment.
The initial visit will include a comprehensive exam (tongue, throat, gums, teeth, complete cavity check), cleaning and fluoride treatment, x-ray (if needed) and demonstrate simple home brushing and flossing techniques.
This is an opportunity for us to discuss what to expect in the months and years to come and important topics such as nutrition, thumb sucking and pacifier habits.
Prior to your child’s very first visit, it can be helpful to explain to them that Dr. Prater will “count your teeth, check your smile and check for ‘sugar bugs’ in your mouth”. Our office makes a practice of using pleasant, fun words such as these that help reduce dental anxiety.
Are You in Need of Pediatric Dentistry in Jacksonville?
Pediatric Dentsitry in Jacksonville can aid your child's optimal oral health and give them a confident smile. So, don’t wait! Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist.