A lifetime of smiles starts with a good foundation
Give your kids a great start building good oral hygiene habits and monitor their progress as they grow into their beautiful smiles. We understand how challenging and rewarding family care can be and kids need extra special consideration. Having a healthy smile is such an important part of childhood, let’s get them started on the right path with guidance that’s personalized for their needs.
Getting ready for your first appointment
Feel free to talk to your child about the upcoming trip to the dentist. The main purpose of your child’s first visit is to relax, have some fun, and start building a positive relationship with the dentist. Sometimes, not knowing what to expect can make people feel a little nervous. Here’s what your child can expect during their first appointment:
Talk and Listen
We will talk to you and your child, explain what we’re going to do and why and familiarize your child with some of the tools we use. We speak in kid-friendly language and explain any lingo so they can feel as comfortable and assured as possible. See! We’re not so scary after all.
We will gently examine your child’s gums, tongue, teeth and overall health. Our exam will uncover any areas of concern or tricky spots that may need some extra attention at home. We will provide you with personalized guidance and make a note to pay special attention to those spots during the next appointment.
We might ask your child to show us how they brush their teeth and then give them gentle instructions on how to improve brushing their teeth at home. We would love to answer any questions you or your child have about dental health.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn of the many ways we've enhanced the smiles and dental experiences of clients across Citrus county for decades!
I called this office looking to see if by chance they would be able to see my boyfriend to fix his cracked tooth. They were very helpful over the phone and assured us they could squeeze us in that day. As we arrived (we were a bit late) yet the staff were so sweet, despite the office was now past closing! We were taken back right away and the assistant was great and helpful. The dentist was amazing and made my boyfriend feel very comfortable since we weren't in our hometown. Esthetically the dentist did an amazing job with his front tooth!
Our family has been patients of Dr. Swanson over 25 years. Great staff, very accommodating to our busy schedules and always informative on newest dental procedures. I would highly recommend this office to anyone looking for great dentist with a compassionate understanding that makes their patients feel comfortable. With the best dental options they make dental care a top priority.
This was my second visit to Dr. Swanson's dental practice and I was extremely impressed once again. I no longer have that "fear" of going to the dentist that has plagued me for years. The facility is sparkling clean, and the staff is amazing. My hygienist, Kim, explained the procedure she was doing and made me feel totally relaxed. Everyone is friendly and makes you feel welcome. On a score of 1 to 10 this dental office is a 10+.