Preparing Your Child for their First Visit to the Dentist
You can make your child’s first visit enjoyable and positive. Tell your child in advance that they will be meeting some nice grownups that will help them take care of their teeth. For younger children, try reading some children books before your visit or have fun role-playing, acting like you or your child are the dentist. We may also ask you to hold very young children in your lap during their first exam.
At Your First Appointment
We will review brushing and flossing techniques as well as clean and polish your child’s teeth depending on their age and cooperation. X-rays may be taken and will be based on your child’s age, dental development, and cavity risk. Our initial appointment also includes a nutrition and preventive consultation. If treatment is indicated, we will develop a written treatment plan and review it with you in detail, explaining our findings and recommendation.
Free Peek-A-Boo Visits for Children Under 2
We offer a complimentary visit called “peek-a-boo”. This is an informative visit in which we will discuss:
- oral hygiene
- tooth eruption patterns
- early childhood cavities
- injury/trauma prevention
- oral habits (pacifier, thumb and finger sucking)