Your Child's First Visit
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that your child visit a pediatric dentist by the age of one. This will help build a trusting relationship between child and dentist and lay the groundwork for a lifetime of good oral health.
Your child's first visit will include
- A complete dental exam
- Fluoride treatment
- Radiographs (when required)
- A consultation with the dentist
Our pediatric dentists are trained to explain all parts of the procedures in a way that keeps your child calm and comfortable. Many children listen and behave wonderfully during the procedure. However, it is normal for some children to cry during certain parts of the visit. Most of them are still able to complete the procedure with our compassionate coaxing.
Before the appointment, it's a good idea to talk to your child about the visit and its purpose.
- Present the visit as a positive experience.
- Tell your child that we will "count," "brush," and "take pictures" of their teeth to enhance their understanding of the procedures.
- Avoid negative words such as "hurt," "drill," "pull," "shot" and "needle."
- Relax! Your child will probably sense your anxiety.
Prior to your first visit, please complete our new patient forms. If you have any questions related to your child's oral health and would like to make an appointment or receive a free consultation, contact our kid-friendly team of professionals.