3 Steps We Take for Your Child's Comfort at Our Practice
Many patients who feel anxious at the dentist report that their fear stems from bad experiences they had there as a child. For this reason, Dr. Brian Peters and his team at Mill Creek Dental strive to make every visit your child has at our office pleasant and stress-free. Here are 3 steps we take to make children's dentistry in Minneapolis comfortable for you and your little one.
We Work at Their Pace
Dr. Peters recommends that you bring your little one in for their first visit the dentist around the age of one-year-old, or six months after their first tooth arrives. We'll spend this time getting to know them and helping them acclimate to our office with a ride in the big chair. They can sit with you if they like, and if they're receptive, we'll count their teeth and do an examination. We'll never do any treatment or procedure unless your child is completely comfortable.
A Child-Friendly Environment
Our office is truly geared toward children as they'll find fun toys in our waiting room and televisions in our treatment rooms so they can relax and watch their favorite program during their visit. We want their appointments to be fun and upbeat, and we hope that they look forward to visiting the dentist.
A Friendly Dentist
Dr. Peters has a gentle and friendly demeanor that will put your child at ease immediately. For children who need a little extra care to get through their visits, he may recommend nitrous oxide to help them relax. Nitrous is a breathable gas that is safe for children. It works quickly to "take the edge off," and exits their system quickly, so it doesn't interfere with normal daily activities.
We look forward to building a relationship with your little one! If it's time for their first or next appointment, give our office a call today to schedule.