Your child’s first dental visit is designed to help them feel comfortable with our dentists and team. It will include a review of your baby’s and your family’s health history and a gentle examination of your child’s mouth. We will also discuss your child’s oral habits and give advice on brushing, flossing and other steps you can take to help keep your child’s smile healthy. It is unlikely that your child will receive any treatments during their initial visit. We are happy to answer questions and are here to be a resource for you in caring for your child’s smile.
Young children are very responsive to the emotions of those around them. If you are calm, your child will feel calm. You can help your child feel more comfortable by remaining calm and positive yourself. We also recommend that you use positive language and avoid any words or phrases that may be scary to children. This will help them develop positive associations and a trusting relationship with our dentists and team so that they can receive care without anxiety or stress in the future.
We, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommend that children visit the dentist for the first time when their tooth erupts or no later than their first birthday. Contact our office to learn more and schedule an appointment!