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Your First Visit to Growing Smiles Main Line Pediatric Dentistry

At Growing Smiles, prevention is at the heart of everything we do. Our goal is to create a warm, caring relationship with you and your child from the very beginning. We agree with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and its recommendation that every child should have a dental home by their first birthday.

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A “dental home” is defined as the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, which includes all aspects of oral health care in a comprehensive, family-oriented way.

A first dental visit is like a well-baby check up. We offer tips on brushing, flossing and diet to build a solid oral health foundation for your child. For example, sugary or starchy snacks and drinks should be avoided, and if consumed, should be given at mealtimes. Day-long snacking and/or sipping can increase the risk for cavities.

We understand that a one or two-year-old child may not be very cooperative at the dentist, especially at the first visit. It is possible that your child may cry. This is not a cause for concern. Dr. Bari will examine your child while your child is on your lap. Before she starts, she will introduce all the dental tools. Tell-show-do is a technique that will help your child get comfortable before the exam. 

What makes our office different is that we give more time to each child and instead of cleaning with a toothbrush, we use  a standard rubber cup and scalers. By doing so, it provides a far superior exam and cleaning as calculus (hard plaque) is very common in young children and cannot be removed with a toothbrush.

Dr. Bari will also provide you with guidance on your child's brushing technique, their growth and development, eruption of teeth, nutrition, bottle habits, thumb, finger, and pacifier habits, trauma, and more.

Your First Visit to Growing Smiles Main Line Pediatric

Where to Find Our Dental Practice

701 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 2, Narberth, PA 19072

Office Hours

Monday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday: 1 Saturday per month

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