Our office, as well as 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 age 1. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care. They also are more likely to receive appropriate care in the event of a dental emergency, such as an accident or an abscessed tooth.
The "Dental Home" is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.
Ensuring Your Child’s Comfort
Our team is trained to use dental terminology that is child-friendly and less threatening. We will use words that contribute to a positive dental experience, allowing your child to feel more comfortable.
Parents play an integral role in developing the foundation for their child’s dental care; therefore, we invite parents to accompany their children during dental cleanings and treatment.
However, as your child ages and develops more trust with our office, they may want to be seen unescorted. For the safety and privacy of all patients, children who are not being treated should remain under parental supervision in the waiting area.
Thank you for choosing Preston Center Pediatric Dentistry for your child’s dental care.
Dr. Riehs and his team specialize in pediatric dentistry.