The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit the dentist by the age of 12 months, or when the first tooth appears. Bringing your child in at this age allows the dental team to evaluate your child, introduce you to proper oral hygiene techniques, and start to build a foundation of trust with your child. You can make that visit enjoyable and positive by informing your child of the visit and giving them some idea what to expect. Be sure to remind your child that the pediatric dentist and their staff will be friendly, explain all procedures, and answer any questions. The less to-do about the visit, the better.
When you and your child arrive at our office, you’ll go to our waiting room area to fill out paperwork. Your child will then be introduced to our dental team and will be taken on a tour of the office. If you think you child would benefit from becoming familiar with the office before the visit you can take a tour of the office online or schedule a tour only visit. During your child’s dental visit you are welcome to stay with your child. However, we ask that you trust us and allow us to work with your child. Our purpose is to gain your child’s confidence and overcome apprehension. This allows us to build a trusting relationship with your child that will continue in the years to come. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.
Once your child is back in a treatment room, he or she will receive a dental cleaning, fluoride and dental radiographs (x-rays) that will be taken when it is age appropriate and when the doctors feel it is necessary. The Dentist will explain to the child that they will look inside their mouth with a tiny mirror, and then clean their teeth with flavored toothpaste as well as apply tooth vitamins (fluoride) to make their teeth strong! The doctor will also perform a head and neck examination and then evaluate the health and development of your child’s teeth and gums. Please do not tell them this will not hurt, as this idea may have never entered their mind. Please refrain from using words such as needle, shots, drill, and other words suggesting unpleasantness. If your child needs additional services such as fillings, the doctor will discuss it with you in detail and the treatment will be scheduled for a later visit.
During the first visit, we will spend time educating you and your child on proper oral hygiene techniques, and it is critical that you follow up on these techniques at home to help prevent cavities. Remember that children can be unpredictable! Keep your expectations of them reasonable. Crying may be age appropriate and should be a reasonable expectation. Remember- this is a dental JOURNEY.
I was nervous about the "unknowns" of tongue tie, and why breastfeeding was so painful for me. Dr. Darcy and her amazing staff are warm, welcoming and professional from the start! I felt comfortable and informed the whole time. Dr.Darcy is knowledgeable, direct and incredibly kind. A great experience.
Today, I took all three of my kids here. My oldest I knew wouldn't have any issues, as he loves the dentist. My middle has had horrible experiences at the dentists and hates going, but they made him so comfortable that they were able to complete a full exam with X-rays! This is a huge accomplishments! My youngest is 2 and she did a full lap exam with the Dr without any issues! I cannot recommend this place enough.
Dr. Michelle is amazing with my son. He has autism and his first few visits were not very successful. However, they have gotten a little better with each appointment, thanks to the patience, kindness and flexibility shown by the team at Riverdale pediatric dentistry.
St Croix Kidds is the place to go to help kids feel good about the dentist. All of the staff are caring and responsive to questions or dental concerns. The dentists are thorough and positive. My kids look forward to their six-month check ups. The environment is collorful, fun and inviting. All-in-all a great experience.
The staff was friendly and the office is kid friendly. They were very good with both my kids. Happy with our experience and will be happy to call them our dentist.
I scheduled appointments for all 3 of my kids at the same time. We were in and out in about 20 minutes! The staff here is incredible! We recently moved 45 minutes away, but I continue to bring my children here. It is well worth the drive to know they are in a safe, friendly and efficient environment.
Love this place and they have an amazing team. The kids absolutely love the kid focused environment. They love all the wonderful ladies (especially Ms. Rachel) who are so gentle in their care for them. Dr. Beinlich has a great child like personality that really puts the kids at ease. You know you have found a great place when you tell the kids they have a dentist appointment and they get excited. All around this is a great place to trust with your little ones!
The staff here is amazing and super friendly. Dr. Tyler was amazing with my son today. Most patient office I’ve ever walked into. I am definitely pleased with our service today and can’t wait to go back.
I took my infant son for evaluation of a tongue tie. The atmosphere is so warm and welcoming over looking the St. Croix river. The staff is kind compassuonate and you can tell they really love what they do. They were excellent at explaining what they were evaluating, what the procedure was going to entail and making sure you were able to do the therapy at home after to ensure the best results.
Wow! Great staff, Amanda was amazing and helped my son feel at ease. She is very good at her job and obviously loves working with kids. Dr. Meghan was great and fixed my son's teeth, making sure he was comfortable the whole time. Will definitely recommend to my friends! Thanks for all your care and patience with my son and for making it a smooth process for us too!
Had a great day with my two boys at St.Croix Kidds. They were both very engaged in their appointments and the Assistants and Dr Darcy explained the procedures well.. I would Highly recommend this pediatric office. My boys are always happy to go even if it is to get a filling. Lots of distractions to keep their minds busy so they don't worry !
We just has our first appt here and WOW!!! Love the office and the staff is all so nice. The dentist we saw is spectacular!
Friendly staff, easy to make appointments especially in an emergency! The kids like that they can watch a movie while having their teeth worked on.
Today was my 3 year old son's 1st visit to the dentist. I was very impressed with how they interacted with my son and how they made it fun. He also like receiving a toy at the end. I will definitely recommend this dentist office to my friends and family. 😀
Friendly, caring and curteous staff. Never feel pressure to "do more". And we are in and out in a flash. Love this place! And so do my kids!
Great staff, great dentists! They are so patient with kids who are hesitant about their visits. There is also a nice play area for kids who are waiting.
St.Croix Kidds is amazing! The staff is very friendly, patient and make dentist visits fun! My boys (5yr and 3yrs) love going and always walk away with a smile!