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First Dental Visit

Most importantly, the purpose of the first visit is to establish a positive relationship with your child, discuss prevention of dental disease and evaluate his/her dental health. Our experienced dentist and staff will help make your child’s first visit fun and enjoyable. We will help your child learn about the dental visit, taking one step at a time, at a comfortable pace.

Call our office today to schedule your child’s first dental visit.

What to Expect

Examination of the Teeth & Oral Cavity
We will record your child’s dental and medical history, complete a comprehensive examination and discuss any findings with you. We will also review appropriate oral hygiene and diet instructions with you and your child to ensure you are taking the right steps toward a healthy and beautiful smile for life.

The examination usually consist of the following:
Inspection of the erupted teeth
Examination of the gums
Evaluation of the way your child’s bite and the way the teeth come together
Identification of the effects of any childhood habits such as thumb sucking, use of a pacifier, or prolonged use of the baby bottle.

At the end of the visit every child leaves our office with a token for a trip to our prize box.

Your Questions Answered
At this first visit we will be able to answer your specific questions such as:
Does my child have any cavities?
When will my child’s teeth come in?
Are oral habits such as thumb sucking harmful?
What’s best way to brush?
Will my child need braces?

Please feel free to address any other concerns or questions that you may have during your first visit to our office.

After The First Visit
Our doctor recommend that you bring your child in for a check-up every six months to ensure the prevention of cavities and other dental diseases. At each check-up, we will review your child’s growth and development and have recommendation specific to your child’s age and level of development, such as the need for orthodontics.

Initial Visit Do’s & Don’ts
Inform you child of the appointment.
Tell your child that the dentist want to get to know him/her. You should present the dental visit as an exciting experience for yourself and for your child.
Explain the exam and cleaning.
Use the words like “count”, “brush”, and “take picture” when describing the examination. Your child will better understand the situation using these terms.
Be positive.
You should not use negative words such as “needle” and “drill” or “hurt”. You can assure your child that we will be friendly and gentle.

If you have any other questions about your child’s first pediatric dental visit, or would like to schedule one, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.


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