First Appointment

• What to expect on my child’s first visit.

Thank you for this opportunity to introduce you to our office and our philosophy. To better prepare for the first visit, it is important that you know what to expect when you arrive for your child’s dental appointment.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that all children should have their baby teeth looked at by a dentist within six months of the eruption of the first tooth or no later than one year of age. Although there may not be many baby teeth to examine at one year of age, the first dentistry visit can provide parents with valuable information regarding care and prevention through education and counseling. Traumatic injuries to the mouth occur more often as the child progresses through crawling, walking and running. If the first visit has already occurred, the parent has a doctor who is familiar with the child to call for emergency dentistry care.

Also, the sooner your child is acquainted with a dentist and experiences an examination, the better for his or her overall perception of the dental visit. The child’s temperament will determine how the appointment goes. Do not delay the first visit because you believe your child will not cooperate. You may be pleasantly surprised!

The first visit at the dentist office is an adventure for your children. They will discover many things about their teeth and themselves. Some children will come in excited and some will feel apprehensive. With our trained professional doctors and staff, we hope to give your child a good dental experience, starting at a very young age.

To ensure that you have all the information you need, we promise to answer all of your questions and speak candidly with you about your child’s symptoms, treatments and our recommendations. Working together, we can keep your child’s smile beautiful and healthy.