When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry both recommend that a child see a dentist within six months of the first tooth appearing or by their first birthday. This should be the beginning of a positive relationship that will last through college. It also allows us to monitor growth and development and intercept any problems while they are still simple and easier to treat. We accept patients from infancy through college.
Your initial visit will provide a caring, friendly introduction to our Krause Smiles team. The time you and your child spend with us will be focused on the instruction of proper hygiene techniques, growth and development evaluations, as well as a comprehensive exam that will outline existing dental or orthodontic concerns.
After you and your child have met Dr. Mark and our team and we have discussed some valuable techniques you can use at home, we will ask the parents to wait in the reception room. We have found that children over the age of 2 have a more positive experience when their parents are in the reception room during treatment. This allows us to establish a direct relationship with your child. Our clinical area is open, allowing the children to interact with each other and enjoy the entertainment and care of our dental assistants at all times!
A thorough consult with Dr. Mark at the end of each appointment will help both patient and parent share an
understanding of your child’s oral health.
•Mid-morning appointments exclusively for first visits
•Meet & greet with Dr. Mark
•Oral hygiene tips & tricks with Ms. Christie
•First visit photo button with Dr. Mark
560 Riverside Drive, Suite A-205
Salisbury, MD 21801
Dentistry for children &
Patients with special needs