Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pediatric Dentist | Orthodontist | Chicago

Chicago Pediatric Dentist

Child's First Visit
It is very important to start children early in the right direction for good dental hygiene.  A starting time for that first dental exam is when your child's teeth begin to appear, usually before age one.  You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive.  Your child should be informed of the visit.  We will take the time to get to know your child and make sure he/she is comfortable while in our office. 

It is best to keep from using words around your child that might cause anxiety or fear, such as needle, pull, drill or hurt.

Pediatric dental offices make a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to a child.

We encourage patients to come back to the treatment room alone so we may build a secure and comfortable relationship with them.  We find when the parent is present, their attention to us is divided.

Unlike some dental offices, we invite parents to accompany their child.  Brushing techniques, flossing, healthy snacks and fluoride recommendations are just some of the topics discussed during your child's initial cleaning and exam appointment. Most importantly, your child becomes comfortable with visiting the dentist from an early age.  It also allows us to watch growth patterns and look for any oral problems that may exist.

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  1. Dr. Martin Thurston was born in Miami Beach, Florida and grew up in Los Angeles, California. He Received a BA in Biology at UCSD and his Dental Degree at UCSF in 1983. His love for orthodontics began while in Dental School in which he spent a large amount of his time in the Graduate Orthodontic Clinic. Dr. Thurston traveled back south and completed his Orthodontic Residency and Masters in Oral Biology at UCLA in 1985. He then moved to San Diego where he has been in practice ever since. He started his practice in Scripps Ranch in 1985 and has been in Rancho Bernardo since 1994. Dr. Thurston is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics, the San Diego Academy of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.for more info click here