What to expect
Welcome to your child’s “Dental Home” with Happy Teeth Pediatric Dentistry in Statesville! Studies show that children who have an established dental home are less likely to experience tooth decay and have good long-term dental health. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), children should have their first dental visit by age one.
Partner with us to make your child’s first pediatric dental visit a comfortable and positive one. We encourage you to talk to your child beforehand, creating excitement and anticipation for a great experience. Answer your child’s questions. Read your child age-appropriate children’s books about going to the dentist.
Avoid using words such as drill, shot, or pain as these may cause fear. A child’s fear of the dentist can often be a projection of the parent’s dental fears. We strive to create an environment that avoids negative feelings so your child can experience our warm, inviting atmosphere with visiting a pediatric dentist.