Welcoming New Patients
Making Your Child's Visit Convenient
We have a number of payment options to make sure your visit is simple and enjoyable. As part of our commitment to your family, we strive to keep an open line of communication, so please chat with our team should you have any questions. Dr. Wyke accepts the following:
- Major credit cards
- Money orders
The First Visit With Dr. Wyke
We make each visit all about kids. Our team gets to their level, makes them laugh, and explains everything in a way they understand. Your first visit is as easy as counting 1,2,3,4.
Before your child’s appointment, our team looks through your forms and gets to know a little about them. We then greet you by name and have some fun to get to know your family better.
It is our aim to turn all our patients into trustworthy friends. We do this by making sure you feel comfortable and are all checked-in at our office. Our dental hygienist then provides you with some information about your child’s visit and explores around their mouth.
Your caring hygienist provides some top tips on healthy habits to both the kids and parents. Next, Dr. Wyke pops in for a chat and immediately gets on your child’s level (it is their appointment after all). She walks you through an exam and shares her feedback and recommendations.
Dr. Wyke will make the exam fun but is always looking to offer her professional recommendations. She will discuss the “grown-up” information with you and provide some hygiene advice to your child. After the exam, you will check out and any financing questions will be answered.
To parents that are searching for a Dentist, that is talented, loving and professional. Her ability to reassure each little patient, in her own special way, is remarkable. Not to mention, has crafted a genuine staff that facilitates a smooth and happy experience while at her office.
Raquel and Ninamarie (Actual Patient's Mom)
Frequently asked questions from parents about children's dental health.
- When should I schedule my child's first appointment?
Schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Wyke as soon as the first tooth appears or before his or her first birthday. This will help us assess any potential dental problems and give you some top tips for a solid hygiene routine.
- What should I do if my child has a toothache?
This can always be a troublesome time, but don’t panic. There are a few simple steps you can take. First, call us and we will do our best to fit you in. Then rinse the painful area with warm salt water and hold a cold compress on any swelling. If possible, give your child ibuprofen for the pain.
- When should my child start using toothpaste and how much should I use?
You can actually start before your child even has teeth! Clean your child’s gums with a soft infant toothbrush or cloth. To begin with just use warm water but as soon as a tooth pops up, start using fluoridated toothpaste (twice a day). The amount of toothpaste depends on the child but here is a general rule of thumb:
Under 2 years = smear of toothpaste on the brush
From 2-5 years = pea-sized amount
Ensure you assist your child and they always spit out the toothpaste.
- What sort of diet is good for my child's teeth?
As always a balanced diet is recommended. Include a mixture of fruit, vegetables, bread, cereals, dairy, etc. Try and limit food containing sugar or starch, especially sticky foods like candy, as these can cause tooth decay. During your child’s regular check-up Dr. Wyke will provide some nutritional advice too.
- How can I help prevent tooth decay?
As a parent, you can do so much to protect your children from tooth decay. Schedule regular appointments with Dr. Jeannine Wyke, so she can identify any possible issues taking shape and provide hygiene advice. You can also help your child keep to a successful oral hygiene routine and teach them how to brush and floss daily. By educating your child about the right foods to eat and the importance of oral care, you can set them up for a lifetime of happy smiles!