Your Child's First Visit to the Dentist
We pace your child’s first visit with us based on their interest and response to the dental environment.
We make everything fun as we introduce your child to the sights and sounds of the dentist!
Sometimes it is just a ride in the "spaceship" (dental chair) or a teeth cleaning while your child holds "Mr. Thirsty" (the suction) and learns what we are all about.
Making each dental visit a “Happy Visit” for your child will help motivate them to maintain proper oral health as they grow up.
If you child has extensive dental needs or is very apprehensive, we may refer them to one our pediatric dental specialists colleagues to make sure they get the care that they need.
We enjoy seeing patients of all ages in our practice, and are committed to providing you and your family with comprehensive dental care in a warm, friendly environment.
Regular visits to the dentist have been proven to help prevent dental decay and gum disease. Dr. Rodriguez and our Hygiene Team work together to monitor your dental health and perform preventive treatments to protect your smile.
Managing your family’s dental health is easily accomplished with good planning. We begin with a complete dental examination to provide you with a current oral health review, along with recommendations to keep those precious smiles healthy.
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A balanced diet based on the five food groups is also good for healthy teeth and gums! Read more about healthy eating at the NIH National Institutes of Health web site.
Emergency Dental Care
If you or a member of your family has a dental emergency, if possible, call us right away:
- If you call after business hours, we will provide information on how to reach Dr. Rodriguez.
- If you are unable to reach us or are out of the area, the hospital emergency room can offer assistance in dental emergency situations.
Download our Tips for Common Dental Emergencies. We recommend that you print these and keep them handy in your home first aid kit.
If you have questions about your family’s oral health, we invite you to Contact Us to get the answers you need!