You want your children to be as healthy and as happy as possible. You know that quality dental care is important, too. It’s also why we go out of our way to make your child’s first dental visit in Colorado Springs as enjoyable as it can be. Accura Dental will:Doctor Chad Murdock on your child's first dental visit Read Transcript
When a parent brings their child in for the first time, we want it to be an educational, fun opportunity. We take an assessment of the child. We want to make sure that the patient and the parent are comfortable in what we're doing. So we'll introduce them to the dentist. We're going to make this a fun, happy visit for a young child that maybe hasn't been to the dentist before, and invite them to come in, kind of look around, see what our office is about. We want to let them experience what we do as a dentist. We'll let them look at the mirrors. We'll let them squirt the squirt gun. We want them to let their parent walk around with them so they can see, “Okay, this is where I'm going to sit down and I'm going to visit with Dr. Murdock.” This is what we do.
This is kind of the fun things we do to allow our good patient experience. They actually get to sit with me, and see what I get to do as a dentist. And then we invite them to be the patient. We want them to learn what I do first. Learn how they can help me interact, be the best dentist for them as they get to know me. So that first patient visit, a parent will come in, they'll bring their child, and I visit with both the child and the parent. And I want to know maybe some concerns the parent has, and I want to know what the child's thinking, also. I want that child to tell me, “Hey, I'm a little scared,” or, “Yeah, my friend's been to the dentist. I want to see what you do. I want you to check my tooth. I have a loose wiggly tooth.” We really want to make the kid feel like he's part of the treatment and not just the object of our healthcare that we're focusing on.
- Prevent many dental problems before they occur.
- Treat small problems so they don’t become bigger.
- Build relationships to help kids feel comfortable visiting us.
- Welcome kids as young as 3 years old.
At Accura Dental, we look forward to getting to know you and your little ones. Call 719-249-2854 today to plan your visit. We’re open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Our extended hours make it easier to find a time that works for your family. We’re located at 1230 Tenderfoot Hill Road, Suite 300 – right off Highway 87.
Start Your Child’s Dental Care With a Smile
From our experience, we know that many people develop dental anxiety after a bad experience in their childhood. That’s why we want your child’s initial dental appointment to be as pleasant as possible.
Your daughter’s or son’s first appointment will be a “happy visit” at our office. Your child will meet our team and get to learn about the different things we use to care for their teeth. This can help them feel more comfortable coming back to our family dentist office.
You also should know that it’s OK if your child isn’t quite ready for a cleaning during this first visit. Easing them into dental care will make future appointments easier as they get older. This visit is important for you as parents as well. This is your chance to discuss what you can do at home to keep your kids’ smiles looking their best.
At the end of the appointment, your child will receive a gift bag with a new toothbrush, stickers, and other kid-friendly items to help them leave with a good impression.
Good Dental Care Begins With Good Relationships
By age 11, most kids will have had at least one cavity. You can help your kids stay cavity-free by encouraging good habits like brushing and flossing daily and getting regular dental checkups. You also can take advantage of preventive services like dental sealants and fluoride treatments.
To see how friendly and fun dentistry can be for you and your children, schedule your child’s first dental visit in Colorado Springs. Call 719-249-2854 today to reach one of our team members!