SERVICES - First Visit
The purpose of the first visit is to build a trusting relationship with your child. We recommend that your child's first dental visit be around age one. At this appointment, the dentist and staff get to know your child and answer any questions you or your child may have. Along with a general examination and cleaning, we will discuss brushing techniques, flossing, fluoride recommendations, and eating healthy snacks as beginning steps toward good dental hygiene.
As a parent, you can help make your child’s first visit to the dentist positive and enjoyable. Be sure to inform your child of the visit and its purpose, but take care in how you present it. Avoid using words that cause fear such as “needle,” “pull,” “drill,” or “hurt.” The first visit rarely requires such things, and, even should they be necessary at some point, keep in mind that pediatric dentists are trained to convey the information in a non-threatening way, helping to keep your child calm and comfortable.
We understand some children may require special social or medical needs. We gladly work with parents and patients to accomodate each child's specific needs to the best of our ability. It is helpful to share this information with us when making your first appointment so we can be prepared to help make your child's first visit as comfortable as possible.