Tips and Tricks – Make your Child’s Dentist Visit a Good One!


Gretchen K. Henson, DDS | Pediatric Dentist

Gretchen K. Henson, DDS | Pediatric Dentist


Have you taken your child to the dentist yet? Maybe it’s been a few years – time flies right? In any case, your NOAH Care Team offers a few steps to you can take to make sure your child’s next visit is a good one!

Be prepared by following these 4 tips:

Start Early - Pediatric dentists are ready to see children as soon as the 1st tooth erupts and no later than their 1st birthday. Similar to a well child visit with your pediatrician, infants need to see a dentist. Don’t worry, the visit will be quick and painless. We will answer all your questions and provide you with helpful tips to practice that will prevent cavities.

Make it Fun - Leave your anxiety and fears at the door. We love our job and we are here to have fun. Children will perceive your anxiety and apprehension. Don’t worry, we’ve got this! It’s our number one priority to create and fun and supportive environment for your child.

Say it - It’s okay to tell your child what to expect, but if you’re not sure, that’s okay too! We will explain each step of your child’s appointment using terms that are kid-friendly. No surprises here, we know that children are at their best when they understand what is going on.

We are on the same team - Every parent wants what’s best for their child. We are here to be a part of your family and keep your child safe and healthy. We are superheroes for teeth! Remind your children that we are keeping teeth strong and healthy. Avoid using us as the bad guys who give shots! Explain instead that we are the good guys.

At NOAH, we encourage parents with questions or concerns to stop by for a tour of our space and to meet our team – no appointment necessary! Our Care Team at NOAH are here to help you create and manage your healthy lifestyle habits. Need help setting or sticking to your goals? Request a dental appointment or call 480-882-4545 today!