Their first visit…
Developing good dental habits at an early age and scheduling regular visits helps children begin a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. We encourage parents to talk to their children about what they can expect when visiting the dentist for the first time.
We will inspect your child’s mouth for oral injuries, cavities or other problems and let you know if we feel your child is at risk of developing tooth decay. We will discuss tips for cleaning your child’s teeth and any teething, pacifier/thumbsucking habits they may have. Our goal during their first appointment is to get your child comfortable visiting the office by greeting them with a smile and a positive attitude! Set a good example for your child by brushing and flossing with them daily!
Developing healthy habits for children and teens…
One of the unhealthiest habits we see in our office is kids drinking an excessive amount of sugary and acidic drinks. Soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and juices contain dangerous levels of acid that can erode tooth enamel. Soft enamel is more susceptible to decay. The sugar in these drinks feed the bacteria in the mouth, which accelerate tooth decay. Educate yourself and your children on the effects of acid and sugar on your oral health - learn more. We recommend the website SugarStacks.com to compare drinks and see how much of the sweet stuff you're really eating/drinking!
The office of Dr. Sandvick is welcoming and warm - his staff is exceptional. Every time I arrive I am greeted with big smiles. I recently began taking my 3-year-old daughter, and the entire staff made her feel visit to the dentist exciting, special and made her feel comfortable and relaxed. They definitely took away any fears she may have had.
IN OUR COMMUNITY
Our staff visits local schools every year to give a presentation to the students on oral health. We explore topics relevant to their age group: like brushing techniques, health eating habits, and the effects of consuming sugary / acidic drinks.
If you're interested in having Dr. Sandvick's staff visit your child's school this year, please contact our office!