Dedicated to Establishing a Foundation of Great Oral Health
Your child’s first visit to our office is possibly the most important one. Dr. Santos-Cordero and her dedicated team work diligently at providing you and your child with a pleasant visit. This positive introduction to dental experiences can help pave the way for more positive dental interactions throughout their lifetime. It is our goal to help create a fun and comfortable atmosphere in order for your child to feel safe and confident with his dental experience.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit With Us
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends scheduling your child’s first visit by the first birthday. Early examination and preventive care will protect your child’s smile. It also helps to establish a positive relationship between your child and the dentist.
After making your child feel comfortable, Dr. Santos-Cordero will perform an overall oral health assessment. During the appointment, she will examine all areas of your child’s oral health, including their health history, soft and hard tissues, possible bite problems, habits like thumb sucking and the condition of the teeth. Dr. Santos-Cordero also reviews feeding patterns, brushing techniques and diet in an effort to build a lifetime of good dental habits. In most cases, a professional dental cleaning & fluoride treatment will be done in addition to checking for decay. X-rays may be recommended depending on your child’s age, number of teeth and/or if decay is suspected. Our appointments are comprehensive and we take time to make them fun for your child while providing the necessary information and education for you as the parent or guardian.
New Patient Dental Visit
Medical and Oral History Evaluation
Knowing your child’s overall health and oral habits can help us provide better care and prevent future problems.
Comprehensive oral examinations allow us to identify areas of concern and provide you with individualized treatment for your child’s needs.
Dental Cleaning and Fluoride Treatment
Comprehensive oral hygiene evaluations and dental cleanings are fundamental for your child to continue to enjoy excellent oral health.
Capturing images digitally let us see in more depth the oral structure of your child’s mouth and any cavities that may be developing in-between teeth.
Home Care Instructions
We provide each patient with at-home oral hygiene instructions to help establish good oral health care at an early age.
Positive Experiences Begin with You
We strongly believe that parental commitment and participation is vital to your child’s overall oral health and can help create a successful visit at our office. When preparing your child for the first visit to our office, your attitude must convey the message that it will be a positive experience. You can read books or watch movies about going to the dentist, play dentist, or use a flashlight to examine each other’s teeth. Make a list of questions to ask us, so you do not forget anything when you come visit. On the day of the appointment, you may accompany your child to the treatment room and remain informed throughout the visit.
Safe, Comfortable Dental Care
As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Santos-Cordero not only diagnoses and treats any areas of concerns of for your child, but can help establish a great oral health foundation early enough to prevent problems from developing in the first place. Dr. Santos-Cordero is a board-certified pediatric dentist who is always at the leading edge of dental technology and continued education to help provide the best care for her young patients. Experienced in both traditional and pediatric laser dentistry, she incorporates the most advanced dental technology to provide safer and more comfortable dental experiences for your child.