Pediatric Dentist in Raleigh
Teaching your child good oral hygiene habits early can lead to a lifetime of good dental health. The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that the first dental visit should occur when your child’s first tooth appears but no later than your child’s 2nd birthday.
Raleigh dentist Dr. Justin Russo received additional training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to become baby oral health certified. He works with the best pediatric specialists in the Raleigh and Durham areas so your child will always remain cared for properly. At Russo DDS, Raleigh, we are Raleigh’s family dentist and make special arrangements for our youngest patients.
To help ease your child’s fears and make his or her first trip to the dentist a positive experience, here are a few helpful tips:
- Be positive when explaining what to expect on the first visit, and avoid detailed or negative information. Focus on the positive aspects of the dentist.
- Turn it into a fun and educational experience. Prepare for the visit by reading books or watching educational videos about what happens at the dentist.
- Let your child bring his or her favorite stuffed animal, toy or blanket to the appointment. This helps ease the uncertainty of the exam by having something to hold on to during the appointment.
Today, many Americans don’t have dental insurance. Here at Russo DDS, Raleigh, we believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your dental health due to a lack of insurance. That’s why we developed our in-house dental advantage plans. We also offer financing through Care Credit for additional out-of-pocket expenses.