Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, and state-of-the-art dental care. We understand that you or your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. You are not alone, and our practice puts forth an extra effort to make sure that you are comfortable and happy every time you visit our practice. We are sensitive to your needs as a patient; you can always count on receiving individual attention from our doctor and staff.
Your child's first visit is all about his or her comfort, happiness and dental health.
Your first visit with Dr. Erin Knierim includes:
- First we will review your child's medical and dental history.
- Either Dr. Knierim or her hygienist will clean and polish your child's teeth and provide tips on home care, nutrition and healthy habits. We also recommend a fluoride application to strengthen the teeth.
- Dr Knierim will do a thorough oral exam to check for early signs of tooth decay, cavities, or gum disease. She will also see if the jaws and teeth are growing appropriately.
- Dr Knierim will determine what and if x-rays are needed based on your child's age, dental development and any areas of concern.
Once Dr. Knierim has reviewed your child's dental and medical health history forms, and completed his or her dental exam, she will provide you with a dental consultation, and information about any additional dental treatments your child may need. During this time Dr. Knierim will also answer any questions you may have. Dr. Knierim and her staff welcome any questions, and are available to listen to your concerns.
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining your healthy smile!
No matter what your age, visiting the dentist on a regular basis will help keep your teeth and gums healthy, and your smile bright!
The American Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine health cleanings. We would also love to see your child twice a year to make sure his or her smile is staying healthy and beautiful.
We understand that you have a busy schedule. While we make sure your child's appointments are informative, we also like to make sure they don't keep you from doing the things you love! When preparing to visit the dentist, please know that your appointment can last from 20 to 40 minutes.
When it's time for your next dental appointment, please call 419-474-0733, and our friendly office staff will help you schedule an appointment.
You can also request an appointment through this website. Please go to “Contact Us” and select “Appointment Request.”