Children’s Dental Edmond, Oklahoma
Whether you are new to Edmond, Oklahoma, are looking to schedule your child’s first dental appointment, or you are just looking for a Dentist Edmond OK to serve you and your child’s needs, we are here to help. Here at Edmond Dental @ Deer Creek, we provide a fun, upbeat, and clean environment where we can serve all of your family’s dental needs under one roof. We are well equipped as dental providers for both children and adults and offer a broad array of services. You can bring in your child at any age to meet Dr. Tucker and his experienced staff. Many parents like to bring their child into the dentist during their 1st year of life just to have us take a look as baby teeth start coming in. Alternatively, other parents start bringing their children into our office around the age of 3 or 4 when the child is ready to start having their teeth cleaned on a regular basis.
For our younger patients, we usually only do as much as they are ready for based on their level of cooperation. The main goals of a child’s first dental appointment are to familiarize the child with the Dentist Edmond OK, visually inspect the teeth, and answer any questions, you, the parent may have. This 1st dental appointment is typically very quick and easy and is commonly referred to as a “Happy Visit” since no real treatment is done. Our goal is to make kids as comfortable as possible and to get them in the habit of going to the dentist on a regular basis for cleanings and exams without it being a scary or bad experience. Dr. Tucker brings years of Dentist Edmond OK experience to his patients at Edmond Dental @ Deer Creek and he and his friendly and professional staff are well equipped to deal with patients of all ages. Dr. Tucker is very friendly and personable and is quick to put his patients (and their parents) at ease. That is why we really enjoy serving families as we are fully aware of the struggle parents have in getting their kids to go to the dentist. We want to make sure they have a great experience from the very first time so that they trust the dentist and it becomes something they do not dread. It is very important that this trust is built so that they are more eager to form the habit of taking care of their teeth and going to the Dentist once they get older.
We are a Dentist Edmond OK here to serve children at every stage. When a child is approximately 6 years old and gets their permanent molars we often offer to do sealants to prevent cavities from forming. As children approach this stage, we emphasize the importance of good hygiene and daily brushing and flossing. Here at Edmond Dental @ Deer Creek we place a major emphasis on preventative care as our main goal is to protect our patients’ smiles and help them avoid as many dental issues as possible. We are excited to be part of the growing Dentist Edmond OK community and look forward to getting to know you and your family and are here to help with whatever dental issues or concerns you have. Child Dental practices are very important to us as we want to make sure that the protection and serves we offer will ultimately save you money in the long run. Taking care of your teeth starts at a very young age so that they grow into healthy adult teeth.
Child’s first dental appointment:
Check visually for cavities and any other common pediatric Dentist Edmond OK conditions including thrush, teething, accidental trauma, loose teeth, erupting permanent teeth, crooked misaligned teeth etc. This gives us the opportunity to identify if there are any problems or if something needs attention. It is vital that this is done every six months or at least once a year so that if any discomfort or issues arise we are able to take care of it immediately.
A Dentist Edmond OK cleaning (prophylaxis) is the removal of plaque and tartar finished with a polish with prophy paste or a toothbrush prophy for very young children. This step can be skipped if were only doing a happy visit on a very young patient. Those that are older and are in need of a cleaning will be able to very quickly get in and out of the chair. We want to make this process as easy as possible. This will add a layer of protection to the teeth while also giving the kids a newfound confidence in their smile.
If you’d like your child to have it Dentist Edmond OK provide a Fluoride treatment after polishing the teeth. Insurance usually covers it. In case of no insurance we would be happy to provide a free fluoride application when the patient has a prophy, Children and Adults included.This is because we understand that having these services is important and we want to build long lasting relationships with our customer base that provides our customers with high quality care. Nothing should take away from your health care and wellness routine, especially when it comes to your kids so we are always flexible and able to work with most budgets on all of our services.
No cleaning appointment is complete without the free goodies. This Dentist Edmond OK provides a free toothbrush and Something from the Treasure Chest. But the better part of the experience is that we go above and beyond to make sure that the kids feel comfortable and have plenty to entertain them. With noise canceling headphones and iPads connected to the chair, it makes the dentist a lot less scary. Having this special toy to look a forward to at the end of the appointment gives the kids encouragement to relax and enjoy the appointment.