First Visit

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When Should My Child First See A Pediatric Dentist?

Tell Me About My Child’s First Visit

What Can I Do To Make The First Visit A Success?

 

 

When Should My Child First See A Pediatric Dentist?

If your child goes to bed with a bottle, we would like to see your child by his/her 1st birthday.  If your child does not go to bed with a bottle, 2 is a good age to take a peek at your child’s teeth to get him or her acquainted with the dentist.  We will have your child meet the dental team, see the office and become comfortable in the dental setting.  Between ages 3 to 3 1/2 is a great time to have your child’s first check-up; that visit will include a cleaning, fluoride treatment, dental exam and any pictures (x-rays) that might be needed.  Our number one goal with your child’s first dental experiences is to create the most positive experience and develop a trusting relationship.

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Tell Me About My Child’s First Visit

We believe that a child's first visit to our dental office should be fun, educational and, most of all, make a positive impression.  This approach allows us to provide the highest level of dental health care for your child and spend as much time with you as needed to answer your questions.  We teach you and your child how to best care for their teeth, advise on eating habits and answer any specific questions you may have.  We explain how cavities are caused, what we can do to prevent them and how your children can help fight gum and tooth disease by brushing properly.  All information is provided in an age appropriate manner to help nurture and encourage your child.

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What Can I Do To Make The First Visit A Success?

By putting your child in the proper frame of mind, you can make the first visit enjoyable and positive.  Tell your child in advance that the dentist wants to meet them.  Present this visit as a positive experience for both you and your child.  To gain your child's confidence and trust, we use child-friendly terms and simple explanations to describe dental instruments and procedures. Expect your child to react well and enjoy the visit and chances are he or she will do exactly that.

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