Parents are often surprised to learn that their children should start seeing the dentist at such a young age. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child have their first dental visit by the age of one.
These first dental visits are as much about communicating with you, the parent, as about making sure your little one is on track with their growth and development. We leave time at each appointment to make sure you have the information you need to feel informed.
Partnerships with Parents
We know the people of our community place a high value on good oral health for themselves and their children. By developing a relationship with parents where we communicate, share knowledge, and monitor your little one’s development, we are offering the highest level of comprehensive health.
Many parents wonder if they can be present in the treatment room with their child. We welcome you to stay, but ask you to be a silent observer. The language and methods we use work best when followed methodically and without interruption. We use child-specific language to communicate with them in a way that they understand and avoid any terminology that could cause anxiety. By starting their dental care in this way, we can create a lifelong positive relationship with their dental health.
Sit back and observe during the exam. You might be surprised at how well our system works and how engaged your child is in our care!
A Kid-Friendly Exam
Dr. Raf and Dr. Rupin both develop an excellent rapport with kids right from the start. Our dentists are completely dedicated to oral health and to creating a positive experience that leaves your little one feeling happy and confident while in our care. We teach them age-appropriate lessons regarding their teeth that engage them and help them discover good oral health habits.
Kids are constantly in motion! When they are young, we move quickly so we can accomplish the necessary steps to examine and clean their teeth. Our goal is always to finish treatment before your child becomes bored or distracted. By working within their attention spans, we can keep them from feeling overwhelmed.
We have a fun, bright, and open office that allows siblings to observe dental cleanings and exams so they know what to expect. Younger siblings can learn from their older siblings and see that dental appointments are a fun and positive experience.
Contact Our Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Pediatric Dental Office to Schedule
At Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry, we welcome your call and your questions. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. Dr. Raf, Dr. Rupin, and our entire team look forward to meeting you and your child.