At Wince Family Dental Associates, we truly are a family dental practice. We are happy to care for every smile in your family – from grandkids to grandparents, and everyone in between. We have kids and families of our own, so we understand what it’s like to get everyone in for their regular dental visits. Our doctors and team love seeing kids in our office and are happy to provide gentle pediatric dentistry for your family’s smallest smiles. We’ll make sure their first dental experiences are fun and rewarding to ensure a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles.
One common misconception about pediatric dentistry is that it’s not all that important because their baby teeth are just going to fall out eventually, anyway. The truth is, healthy baby teeth set the stage for healthy adult teeth to grow in properly later. Tooth decay in baby teeth increases their chance of being prone to tooth decay as adults.
If you aren’t diligent with your child’s oral hygiene, including regular visits with your McPherson dentist, you are only setting them up for a lifetime of oral health problems. Get your little one started on the right foot with a healthy smile and healthy habits that they can pass on to their kids, too.
At Wince Family Dental Associates, our team loves seeing kids in the office. Most of us have families and young children of our own, so we know how to handle them, and how to make it as easy as possible for you to get the whole family in to see us.
We also know that coming to the dentist can be scary for kids (and adults!), so we make sure their first dental experiences are relaxed, fun, and rewarding – and anything but scary! These first experiences at the dentist are important for teaching them good habits and forming positive feelings about going to the dentist.
Make your child’s first visit a Happy Visit! Happy Visits give kids the opportunity to come into the office, meet the dentist and our team, and experience the dental office in a non-threatening way. Whether they want to open up and let us count, examine, and even polish their teeth is up to them. Some kids prefer not to open up or even sit in the dental chair the first time, and that’s ok! That’s the reason for this first meet and greet. It’s important that we don’t push children to do anything they don’t want to do, so they leave with a positive experience from the start. Happy Visits are complimentary for children new to our office, and children three and younger.
For children under 10, early morning appointments are best for treatments beyond a routine check-up. We find having a good night’s sleep and breakfast in their tummy helps kids be physically and mentally prepared for their visit. We refrain from using the word “shot” to help minimize anxiety, and do a “Show & Tell” before we begin to familiarize them with the tools and sounds, so there are no surprises. After a visit with our friendly team, your child might even look forward to their next check-up.
Some of the dental services we provide for kids include:
If you have any questions about pediatric dentistry or would like to schedule a visit with your McPherson children’s dentist, Dr. Wince and Dr. Jeffers-Jader at Wince Family Dental Associates, give us a call today or schedule a visit online! Serving our friends, family and neighbors in McPherson, Wichita, Salina, Newton, Hutchinson, and beyond.