First Visit

 

Asian Kids - Pediatric Dentistry in Lafayette, LA Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a "Dental Home" for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.

You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.

It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle", "shot", "pull", "drill" or "hurt". Our office makes a practice of using words that appropriately describe our procedure, but in a pleasant and non-frightening way.

Parents are invited to interact freely with both their children and the doctor during exams and procedures, and are encouraged to get involved with their kids in our speical, awareness-raising "No Cavity Kids Club," where good oral health is rocognized and rewarded

We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!