Why Do Babies Need to Go to the Dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children go to the dentist for the first time when they’re one year old.
At Stanley Dentistry, we offer busy families the opportunity to save some time by getting both you and your child’s dental exam done during the same appointment. Our “Mommy (or Daddy) & Me” dental visits cut out the stress of having to set up a different appointment for your young child.
During your visit, one of our highly-trained hygienists will clean your teeth while your child sits on your lap or near the chair. We have an array of toys and friendly staff to keep them occupied! After your cleaning, our team will thoroughly examine and clean your child’s teeth.
We welcome kids of all ages to come with their parents for joint appointments! Under eight, your child will be with Dr. Minka for their cleaning. Over eight, they will be with one of our hygienists.
Typically, we recommend that kids come into the office for their first appointment when they’re one year old (or when their first tooth erupts). This ensures that the child becomes comfortable going to the dentist and it gives the doctor the opportunity to diagnose any oral development abnormalities (enamel/dentin defects, tongue-tied, etc).
Stanley Dentistry is committed to keeping children healthy through preventive dentistry. We understand that visiting the dentist can be intimidating for young kids, which is why we offer Mommy and Me Visits. During these visits, you will have the opportunity to accompany your child into a private room with one of our experienced dentists. We have fun educational toys to make children feel at ease in the dentist’s office. Our kind and friendly dental team will help your child feel comfortable while undergoing their procedure. We also provide parents with educational materials about oral hygiene to take home with them. Our goal is to help your child feel relaxed and excited about visiting the dentist! We are confident that our Mommy and Me Visits will help make your child's experience at the dentist as enjoyable as possible. Schedule an appointment today to take advantage of this wonderful service!
We don’t want to toot our own horn, but we are proud of our reputation. We feel that it is a reflection of the hard work and dedication we have committed to our profession, as well as a representation of the passion we have for providing exceptional care to our patients. At Stanley Dentistry, our goal is to earn our patient’s trust and loyalty.
We’re honored to have been awarded 21 best dentist awards by the Triangle community. From the Western Wake County Maggy Awards to the News and Observers Raleigh’s Best, our patients have been vocal in their support!