Pediatric Dentist in Bayside, NY - Dr. Vered Maslavi, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.

Pediatric Dentist First Visit

Kids Happy in the SunOur office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a "Dental Home" for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.

The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.

You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.

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". The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.

Our office is one of the FEW pediatric dental offices that INVITE parents into the treatment room. We believe that a parent should be able to take an active roll in making the child feel comfortable. We also believe that this alleviates fear and anxiety of both the child and parent. We also provide digital x-rays, which have less radiation exposure for the children. Our treatment rooms are themed, with TV's in each room, enabling our atmosphere to be child-friendly and comfortable.

We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!

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