Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
are a few suggestions to prepare your youngster for
the initial visit:
your child of the appointment. Tell your child
that the dentist wants to get to know him/her;
present this visit as an exciting experience for
yourself and for your child. One way to convey
good feelings to your child about dental visits
is to remind them that going to the dentist is a
sign that they are growing up.
your child that we will "count,"
"brush," and "take pictures"
of his/her teeth. By explaining the exam and the
cleaning in these terms, your child will better
understand the situation.
incredibly positive about this experience. Avoid
negative words such as "hurt,"
"drill," "pull," and
"shot." Please do not tell your child
that the "dentist will not hurt you"
as this may never have entered his/her mind.
Instead, you may wish to assure your child that
the dentist and his helpers will be gentle and
friendly. Talk about dentistry with a positive
attitude. This initial examination involves
nothing uncomfortable and should be perceived by
the child as non-threatening.
want your child's visit to our office to be a happy
one. Be generous with praising your child's good
behavior, this will encourage continued good
behavior for future visits. We truly enjoy treating
children and find that starting on the right path to
a lifetime of good dental health is extremely
first appointment will include:
Dr. Lepenven and his staff and becoming oriented
with the dental office.
the erupted teeth for cavities, the gums for
infection and other mouth tissues for
occlusion, the way the teeth come together.
for sufficient room for the permanent teeth.
the effects of childhood habits (e.g.,
thumb-sucking, pacifiers, bottles, etc.)
of teeth, scaling (as needed) and office
x-ray films (only as needed) for diagnostic
on diet and home care. Emphasis will be
placed on tooth brushing technique
for your child, flossing and fluoride
treatment, oral habits, occlusion (bite); behavior
management for home oral hygiene; and a
diagnosis and treatment plan to be discussed
with the parent(s).
2095 Baseline Road
Grand Island, NY 14072