Manning Valley Dental and Great Lakes Dental is based on preventive dental care. Prevention is the key to keeping your children cavity-free. At both the practices we offer:
- Regular check-ups, cleaning and fluoride treatment
- Protective sealants
- Restorative treatment (tooth colour fillings, root canal for baby teeth, caps)
- Parents are welcome to accompany their child during treatment.
Child's first visit to Dentist
Our Dentists and Staff are friendly and can make your child’s first dental appointment a happy and pleasurable trip.
Before the first visit
Please discuss the positive aspects of dentistry with your child. Convey good feelings to your child about dental visits being a part of growing up. You can explain that the doctor will look at and count all their teeth. Please do not tell your child that the dentist will not hurt, as the idea of being hurt may have never entered your child's mind. You can explain that the doctor will be nice and gentle as they count your teeth. Also, please do not use the words needle, shot, drill, pull, or any words suggesting unpleasantness. Our aim is to perform the dental treatment in the easiest way possible for your child.
The first to your Dentist visit
Our office staff will review the health history form with you at the first visit. Parents are welcome to accompany their child into the treatment area during the initial examination. Our Dentist will do an initial exam prior to treatment in order to thoroughly discuss treatment options and obtain any additional information to better treat your child.