Your First Visit to Dentosense

You should visit the dentist every 6 months. Your child should visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. You should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and his staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions.

It is best if you refrain from using words that might cause unnecessary fear, such as needle, 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 adult patient and also the child.

If your child is over the age of 3, we ask that you allow them to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We are all highly experienced in helping children overcome anxiety. Separation anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior.

This is normal and will soon diminish. Studies and experience have shown that most children over the age of 3 react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for children.

When you visit the Dentosense Dental Clinic, you can expect the very best quality dental care. To ensure our office can meet these needs, the following outlines the treatment we institute for routine dental care:

  • We provide an exam, cleaning, and fluoride treatment every 6 months. 
  • During the exam, we will check the erupted teeth for cavities, the gums for infection, and other mouth tissues for abnormalities ("count the teeth").  We also check for sufficient room for the permanent teeth and evaluate occlusion (the way the teeth come together) and the jaw joint. 
  • We use a concentrated fluoride which is applied by brush rather than trays.  Some insurance companies limit their coverage for fluoride treatments to once a year.  We follow the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's recommendation which states to "Provide topical fluoride every six months."  Fluoride is given every six months unless you consult with our office prior to treatment. 
  • Decay detecting x-rays (bite wings) are taken on an as needed basis, usually once a year.  We take every precaution to ensure the safety of your child during x-ray procedures.  We do use a digital x-ray system in our office. All children wear a lead apron during x-rays. 
  • We will go over preventive measures such as proper tooth brushing, flossing, fluoride, and diet. 
  • Sealants: We are firm believers in sealant application to prevent decay in the grooves of teeth.  More information will be provided if your child needs sealants.

Questions or Comments?

We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.