What To Expect

At Smiles In Motion, we understand that children are not just small adults and that each child is unique.

Our goals are to help your child feel good about visiting the dentist, to establish trust and confidence in your child that will last a lifetime, and to educate you and your child while helping him/ her gain a future of confident smiles with fewer cavities and healthy teeth and gums.

We use child-friendly words to describe everything we do and we use encouragement and positive reinforcement to help children trust us and gain confidence in themselves.

We interact with our patients because we want them to know that yes we care about their teeth, but we also care about them as a person.

It is also important to remember that each child is an individual and his or her behavior is not always predictable.

Age 1

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly encourages the first dental visit by one year of age. Prevention of early cavities is the goal. To accomplish this, parents need to understand their child’ risk for developing cavities.

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Infants to Toddlers

Until a child is preschool age, we don’t expect them to want to get into a dental chair on their own and cooperate. We will likely perform a lap to lap or knee to knee examination with the parent or caregivers help, in our consult rooms designed for this age group in mind.

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Preschool to Teen

We want to gain your confidence and trust, so you are welcome to accompany your child back for their first visit. Most children do best on their own, if you feel your child will do better without you present, you are still encouraged to take a tour of our office!

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"The environment in this pediatric dentist office is upbeat yet relaxing. The kids have the slide and games to keep them busy while they wait for their appointment. I love that the hygienists and dentists take time to speak with parents one-on-one as if you were their number 1 family. I'm glad we have Smiles in Motion in our town!"
-Bridget R.
"Amazing! This place was designed for kids. And I’m not just talking about the cool slide or iPod kiosks in the lobby. Every member of the staff I encountered actually knew how to talk to a two year old. It was a great experience, I highly recommend!"
-Beth M.
"I drive over an hour one way for appointments because they are so caring and encouraging. If every place was like this I believe that more people would go to the dentist regularly. It is always a great experience. Keep up the fantastic work."
-Kelly B.

Learn About Our Services

Are you interested in finding out what services Smiles In Motion has to offer? Simply click to find out all we offer!

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