Your child’s first dental visit in Stone Mountain is crucial for setting them on the right path for a lifetime of good oral hygiene. That’s why Dr. Blankenship, Dr. Jordan, and our staff take extra time with kids. We want them – and you – to feel right at home at Blankenship Family Dentistry. Here are some of the ways we do that:Kristen W. on how Blankenship Family Dentistry has cared for her family and her throughout the years Read Transcript
Kristen W.: Obviously, as a child, I went where my parents took me, and they were with a practice that was a friend of theirs, and Dr. Blankenship bought the practice, and so my parents just kept coming here because they really loved what he was doing with the practice. So we kept coming, and after I went to college, you sort of go to different dentists wherever you are, and when I moved back to Atlanta, there was no place else I really wanted to go, just because of the comfort level that was here, and the history that I had here, and there's just a real personal relationship that I have felt, and my children have just progressed into that as well. They kind of come in and they kind of act like they own the place, and that's good. And then we are like, Everybody quiet, because we've got a ... it's still a business, but everybody here is just laid back, and friendly, and it's really like family. I know with the addition of Dr. Jordan, my daughter really connected with her. She had to have some dental work done and was a little bit difficult to work with in the past, and she just really connected with Jordan and has said, I don't want to hurt Dr. Blankenship's feelings, but I really like Jordan. I said, You will not hurt his feelings. Let's just get the dental work done. So really, if you think about it, a dentist is probably the most frequently seen doctor, at least for me it is, and for my children, because we come every six months. So to me, you need to like who you're seeing, you need to be able to trust that they're doing the right thing and doing a good job. And my grandmother came to them, and she was diagnosed with oral cancer. They actually caught something in her mouth. They sent her to a specialist, and she ended up having major reconstructive surgery. And really, if he hadn't have caught it, it could have gone … and you don't know what direction it would have gone. But she was able to have some comfort in the last years of her life with things being fixed that might have been missed otherwise, that would have caused bigger problems. So I have confidence knowing that as we move ahead into the older years, those kind of things will be looked at, and make sure we've got a healthy mouth.
- Reliance on a warm, personal touch rather than sedation
- A fun toy box that kids can pick a prize from
- Cartoon electric toothbrushes for your child to take home
Call us at 770-766-8995 today to schedule a dental visit for your child. Both of you will have a good time in our fun office!
Visit a Child-Friendly Dentist Office
When your child is about 2, you should make an appointment with Blankenship Family Dentistry for his or her first visit. This visit will be more of a “happy visit” where they get acquainted with us and with what good dental care is all about. We will:
- Show your child around the office and point out some of the special tools that dentists use to keep their mouths healthy
- Answer any questions that you or your little one have
- Count your child’s teeth but without an “official” exam
- Work with you to teach them how to put toothpaste on a brush as well as the proper technique for effective brushing
At around age 3, their appointments will more closely resemble an actual dentist appointment. We will give them a complete dental exam to check for cavities and other problems, then thoroughly clean their teeth. By age 5, your child should be seen twice a year for regular checkups, just as an adult should.
Get your child started on the right track to a lifelong healthy smile! Schedule your child’s first dental visit in Stone Mountain today. Call 770-766-8995 to speak to a member of our helpful staff.