Coleman Family Dentistry LOVES KIDS! We make every effort to make each child's experience with us a pleasant, and even fun, one!
A child's first dental visit usually occurs around the age of 3 unless there are visible signs of a problem. Many first visits are nothing more than a "happy visit" to acquaint your child with the dentist and our team. If your child is frightened, uncomfortable or non-cooperative a rescheduling may be necessary. Sometimes we will use short, successive visits to help build your child's trust in us.
Depending on your child's age, a first visit can include a gentle cleaning to remove plaque, x-rays, and a thorough exam from Dr. Coleman of your child's teeth, bite, gums, and oral tissues. These visits usually last about 30 minutes and any treatment that needs to be completed will be discussed with the parent/guardian and then scheduled.
*JOIN THE CAVITY FREE CLUB*
At Coleman Family Dentistry, children 13 and under have the unique opportunity to become a member of our "Cavity Free Club!"
How do I become a member?
Have a parent or guardian schedule your bi-annual cleaning and exam. If during the examination Dr. Coleman finds no cavities, you have just become an official member of our club. Then we will take your picture and put it on our cavity free tv that is in the waiting room.
What does becoming a member mean?
Once you are a member, we will take a picture of you and add it to our official Cavity Free Club TV. This is a TV that has pictures of all our present members. Once on this TV, you, all your friends, and all other patients will be allowed to see what a great job brushing you are doing! Cavity free members also receive extra rewards annually for remaining cavity free (shirts, sports bottles, etc).
If I become a member am I always a member?
Being a member of this club is very exclusive and is only for children with no cavities. If at following cleaning appointments Dr. Coleman detects a cavity we must take your picture off the TV. You can earn your way back on the TV if you do not have cavities at the next appointment. Another part of taking care of our teeth is keeping up with routine cleaning appointments. To stay in the club, members must be coming in at least annually for check ups.
Benefits of being a member?
If any member has 2 consecutive cleanings/exams in which Dr. Coleman finds zero cavities, that member receives a sticker on their current picture. This allows everyone to see what a good job they have been doing at brushing. Also, our second-time members receive a bonus gift. This gift is an official Cavity Free Member tee shirt. On subsequent visits we add more stickers and give incentive gifts every other time cavity free!
How do I become an All-Star?
Any Cavity Free Club Member that has six consecutive cleanings/exams in which Dr. Coleman finds zero cavities will join the All-Star Cavity Free Club. Periodically, the All-Star members will have a party to attend and bring a guest.