It’s recommended to take your child to the dentist by his first birthday, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. This may feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! From the office atmosphere to the dentist’s demeanor, consider these tips while choosing the right dentist for your child:
Assess the Office Setting
You and your child should feel comfortable when you visit the dentist! The office should be clean and inviting, from the waiting room to the dental chair. At Mark A. Strandburg, DMD, cleanliness and friendliness are very important to us! We’re honored that so many patients choose us for their dental care needs. To ensure your child has a great experience, we offer “happy visits” at our office – complete with a ride in the dental chair and a balloon.
Talk to the Dentist
When you talk to the potential dentist, observe how he responds. Is he polite and talks to both you and your child? Does he answer your questions in-depth? Do you feel like your concerns and comments are heard? It’s imperative that you feel heard and important when you speak to your child’s dentist.
Ask for Recommendations
Your child’s pediatrician and other parents are great resources to find a good dentist! At Mark A. Strandburg, DMD, we proudly serve hundreds of our people in our community, including their children. We appreciate recommendations and referrals and we don’t take that lightly.
Search for a Local Dentist
Finding a local dentist can help ease the stress of taking your child to his dental checkups. Short drive times contribute to a pleasant experience. Our office is located on Houston Lake Road in Warner Robins, Georgia. We would love the opportunity to improve you and your child’s oral health!