Before Your First Visit

At Greater Boston Smiles we treat every patient as an individual with their own personality and unique needs. Some children do experience anxiety when visiting the dentist; and we are very equipped and devoted to helping children overcome this anxiety. We include parents and guardians in our dental experience and have found that this helps promote confidence and security for a child who may be apprehensive about their visit to the dentist. Please do not be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior during their visit. Our caring staff and laid back atmosphere will put you and your child at ease as we work towards our goal to create positive memories of going to the dentist.
The goal of the first visit is to educate the parents on their child's dental health.

During the first visit we will:

1. Examine your child's mouth and demonstrate how to effectively clean their teeth and gums based on their individual needs. This includes brushing, flossing and the application of a fluoride varnish.

2. Evaluate for any habits such as prolonged thumb sucking and provide recommendations to safeguard against problems such as baby bottle decay, teething irritations, gum disease, tooth decay, etc. 

3. Establish a special preventive care treatment plan for your child and provide tips & tricks for home care.

Each and every visit to our office is focused on education to minimize the negative impacts on your child's oral health so that he/she is able to establish and maintain a healthy smile for life.

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