At Hempfield Family Dental Care we understand that children are not simply small adults. We take a unique approach to children's dentistry offering more than a scaled down version of adult care. Children are often intimidated by their first visit to the dentist and we do everything we can to make the experience comfortable and even fun.
While our focus is on prevention and healthy dental care habits, we have found that patience and understanding, along with a "show and tell" atmosphere allows us to perform most routine pediatric dental procedures with ease.
For example, we introduce young children to the Magic Squirt Gun and Mr. Thirsty (suction) and allow them to try them out to see how they work. We demonstrate the use of our dental drill by running it at a very low speed and letting children see how it "tickles" their fingers. We also employ the use of laser cavity repair whenever possible that does not require the use Novocain.
We like to begin seeing children at age 3 and encourage parents to schedule their child's first appointment as soon as possible to ensure the best start for healthy dental habits. However, we gladly accept new patients of any age.
To schedule an appointment for your child, simply contact us today!