First Dental Visit
Children should have a dental home – preferably with a pediatric dentist who specializes in the oral health of children and adolescents. Your child’s first dental visit should be scheduled around their first birthday. One of the most important reasons of this visit is to familiarize your child with the dental office environment and to ease any anxiety associated with future visits.
Your child’s first visit is a visual exam to evaluate his/her oral health, and establish a baseline to monitor growth and development, and address any problem areas. One of our highly experienced dental assistants will provide a gentle but thorough cleaning and fluoride application. Generally, no x-rays are taken at a child's very first visit to the dentist. However, the first dental visit can vary for each child, depending on the age of their first visit, and their overall oral health. You are welcome to accompany your child to ease first visit jitters.
We will explain treatment procedures in a fun and age appropriate manner to help your child relax and feel safe during their visit. We will review with you your child's eating habits and diet, how to clean and care for your child's teeth at home, and make individualized recommendations to help prevent dental disease from occurring. The earlier we have a chance to sit down and discuss diet and hygiene habits together, the better we can be at preventing dental disease. We want your child to love coming to the dentist, and learn the importance of oral care, so that they establish healthy habits that will last a lifetime.