At North Babcock Dental Care, our San Antonio Dentists believe that promoting a healthy smile starts in childhood. We have combined our skills and expertise in providing you and your family with the best pediatric dentist that San Antonio can offer.
THE FIRST DENTAL VISIT
We recommend that your child his or her 1st birthday. We can guarantee that your child’s first visit to the dentist is exceptional. We promise that our San Antonio dentists and staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions before they starting.
It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as: needle, pull, drill, or hurt. Our staff makes a practice of using different words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to your child. Do not bribe your child our use the dental visit as a form of punishment.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early if you need to fill out the paperwork. The forms can be downloaded from this site. Our staff will review your child’s health history with you at this visit. Then, they will explain the benefits of good oral health and the importance of preventing tooth decay-using language that children can comprehend. Each child will learn the advantages of proper diet and the correct way to brush and floss. The dentist will then complete a dental exam and cleaning on your child. Radiographs (x-rays) may be taken according to your child’s age. This first appointment usually takes about an hour, including the parent consultation with the dentist. Please feel free to ask questions concerning your child’s dental treatment at any time.
After the dental exam, if any dental treatment is needed, it will be scheduled for a later appointment. If your child was referred to our office we will still need to perform an initial exam prior to any dental procedures. This is mandatory to thoroughly assess and discuss treatment options and obtain any additional information that may better serve your child.
We welcome parents back into the treatment area for their child’s first visit to see our dental facility and treatment procedures. However, in order to establish a trusting relationship with your child, we ask that parents remain in the waiting room during future visits. Our staff is highly experienced in helping children overcome anxiety. Separation anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior. This is normal and will soon diminish. Studies and experience have shown that most children over the age of three react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own. Nevertheless, if it is apparent that your child is too young or to anxious to tolerate separation, parental assistance is welcomed and encouraged at our discretion.
Rest assured that we are committed to providing you with the highest excellence of care using the latest technology.
Our main focus is to ensure quality dental services in a comfortable and child friendly atmosphere. Our pediatric dentists have been diligently treating children throughout the area for over 15 years. We want to assist you and your child in achieving and maintaining a healthy smile for life. Your child will thank you later for providing them a healthy smile.
If you’re looking for a dental home, we can help! We are currently accepting new patient’s ages 6 months to 18 years.