Your Child’s First Visit at State Street Smiles
Establishing Trust From the start
Children should start seeing a dentist when their first tooth appears, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. This usually occurs between six months and your child’s first birthday.
During their first visit, Dr. Eddie and our friendly staff have the opportunity to teach you how to properly care for your child’s smile. Too often, children visit the dentist at the age of three or four with large cavities that could have been prevented. Their first appointment is designed to get you better with our services and introduce your child to our State Street Smiles team.
We encourage questions and will always do our best to deliver quality care that’s trustworthy for even the youngest members of the family. Together, we’ll maintain your child’s teeth and gums for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
How to Schedule Your Child’s Visit
We make every effort to make your child’s dental experience a positive one. For that reason, it’s imperative for you to schedule their dental appointments appropriately. While we understand that it may be difficult to work around school and work schedules, there are many reasons why we schedule young children early in the day.
Our staff will be happy to work with you to find a time that best fits your schedule and is most convenient for your child. To get started, give us a call at (201) 487-7030 or fill out a contact form located at the bottom of the page.
The Best Time to Bring Your Child
We find that young, or particularly anxious children, often have a better experience in the dental environment during the morning hours. At this time of day, children are well rested, refreshed and more cooperative. In the afternoon, children are often tired and cranky, putting us, and your child, at a disadvantage from the start.
Some younger children also still need naps – we ask that you take this into consideration when scheduling appointments and try not to schedule their appointments during nap time.