The journey to good oral health begins with healthy habits. Participating in the Keystone Kids Club is our way of helping your child get off to a great start!
Ribbit wants you to earn points for good habits and use your Frequent Flyer Points Passport for fun prizes! How many will you earn?
We know that coming to the dentist for the first time can be scary for kids, so our staff takes the time to get to know each child, engage them during their visit, educate them about their teeth, and give them the best dental experience possible.
Kids Earn Points With Every Visit
New and existing patients are invited to join the Keystone Kids Club! All children ages 3 and up are invited to join and are welcome to stay in the club until they lose all their baby teeth (generally between age 10-13).
Kids Club members earn points at dental visits that can be cashed in for prizes. With opportunity to earn points for things like no new cavities, losing a baby tooth, or simply arriving on time for an appointment – every visit becomes a fun visit!
Keystone Kids can cash in points for fun prizes:
Your child’s first visit is a Happy Visit to allow your child to get comfortable at our office and to provide them with a stress-free experience. To help make the visit positive:
- Consider making a morning appointment when children tend to be rested and most cooperative
- Keep any anxiety or concerns you have to yourself
- Emphasize the positive
- Talk with your child about visiting the dentist
- Never use a dental visit as a punishment or threat
What to Expect:
- We will bring you and your child into our conference room to review paperwork
- You and your child will get a short tour of the office
- You both will meet with one of our hygienists and explore an operatory room
- You will meet the doctor
- Children receive a small gift, meet our mascot Ribbit and join our Kids Club
- We can often turn a Happy Visit into his/her first dental appointment
Please keep in mind some children require an additional visit or two until they are ready. We will not perform a first cleaning until we feel that it will be a comfortable experience for your child.
First Full Visit:
- We clean your child’s teeth and provide tips for daily care, discuss teething, pacifier use, or finger/thumbsucking habits
- Inspect for oral injuries, cavities or other problems
- Let you know if your child is at risk of developing tooth decay
- Discuss treatment, if needed, and schedule the next check-up
During the first visit, we will discuss with you and your child the best ways to clean and care for your child’s teeth. Cavities are preventable, and the earlier healthy habits are established, the better.
Tips for preventing cavities:
- Limit sugary foods and drinks, including juices (especially from a bottle).
- Avoid giving your child sticky foods.
- Choose nutritious snacks.
- Limit the frequency of meals and snacks, as the acidic reaction that occurs after eating can last approximately 20 minutes and lead to the destruction of the tooth structure and cavities. Try including any treats during the child’s normal mealtime, instead of later.
- We all must brush three times a day for about two minutes. Timing this routine to your child’s favorite music or song makes brushing fun! Flossing once daily is also recommended. Work with your child, and coach them in proper brushing technique until about age ten.