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If you’re preparing for your first visit with us, you may have a few questions about proper pediatric dental care. Whether you have a precious newborn or a teen with special needs, we’re here for you! Our fun-loving experts in Mechanicsburg are equipped with the tender skills and specialized knowledge needed to provide high-quality, comprehensive dental treatment for kids from all walks of life. We’re always excited to support our community’s proactive parents (that’s you), so reach out to Dr. Nana and our team anytime!

Frequently Asked Questions

Feel free to browse these frequently asked questions on first visits. Can’t find the answer to your question? Give us a call at (717) 589-4500 and our caring crew will be happy to assist you!

Why should I bring my child to see a pediatric dentist?

In addition to four years of formal dental education, pediatric dentists take their clinical skills to the next level with a two-year residency program focused on the needs of children. With extensive training on child development and behavior management, pediatric specialists are wholeheartedly devoted to a young patient’s health and well-being. By bringing your kiddo to a qualified pediatric dentist, like Dr. Nana in Mechanicsburg, you can trust that they will receive the most thoughtful and considerate care possible as they grow.

When should I take my child to the dentist?

A life of bright dental hygiene begins early! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends taking your little one to the dentist as soon as their first pearly white pops up, or no later than their first birthday. Introducing your child to the dentist at a young age gives them the opportunity to bolster a positive relationship with their doctor, garner healthy habits for life, and receive individualized care from a trusted team of professionals.

What can I do to help their first visit go smoothly?

1. Cheer your child on with encouraging language about the dentist. Let them know how exciting it will be to visit their new dental buds!

2. From whimsical picture books to kid-friendly educational videos, spur on your kiddo’s curious mind by learning all about the dentist before their upcoming appointment.

3. Create a fun at-home dental routine! Show your child just how fulfilling it can be to take care of their smile by rewarding good oral hygiene habits.

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