We are so excited that you are coming in to see us. Really. We love meeting new families. It’s a chance to meet interesting people from our community and look at their teeth. Of course, at your child’s first visit with us, I will check their teeth and the rest of their mouth. But it’s more about getting to know each other and learning healthy dental habits. While we’re sure you’ve made great efforts to teach good habits, we want to be partners in their continuing education. Don’t worry, there’s not much homework and the tests are only twice a year.
My team wants to get to know your family better so that we can teach them good brushing and eating habits. Even if it’s been some time since they’ve been to the dentist, have no fear, good habits can always be learned. In time, we hope that going to the dentist won’t be a chore, but a fun trip where kid’s mouths come out feeling refreshed and clean – like a luxury tooth spa. And maybe, just maybe, the better they care for their teeth going forward, the more relaxing and fun each visit to the dentist will be. Who wouldn’t want that?
So, what’s it like at Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry? When you get here I will come out to meet your child. Then, most kids get to lay on a very comfy bench and watch a movie while my team and I clean and look at their teeth. Don’t worry though, for kids under 3, we let them sit in the best chair of all, your lap. If your kids are new to the dentist, or they haven’t gone in a while, we’re also going to ask for X-rays (tooth pictures). All in all, the entire visit should take about half an hour.
To make this first visit as smooth as possible, we ask that you fill out our New Patient forms for us as soon as you can. No need to print them, you can do them from the convenience of your phone. Once you make an appointment, the links for those forms will be emailed directly to you, but you can also find them on our website.
Oh, and we always make another appointment before you leave so you don’t have your kids bugging you every day asking if they’re going back to see Dr. K!
See ya’ soon,
Dr. K and the Caring Tree Team