Your Child's First Visit to the Dentist
It is generally recommended that a child be seen by a dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months after his or her first tooth comes in.
What Happens at the First Dental Visit?
The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. This visit gives your child an opportunity to meet the staff in a non-threatening and friendly way. The goal is to establish trust and reinforce and emphasize a positive experience. No treatment or exam may be done, pending your child's comfort. We may request that a parent sit in the dental chair and hold their child during the exam.
We will examine all of your child's existing teeth for decay, examine your child's bite, and look for any potential problems with the gums, jaw, and oral tissues. If indicated, the dentist or hygienist will clean any teeth and assess the need for fluoride.
Your child's health is a paramount. We encourage all that all questions and concerns are discussed with the doctor and staff.