We are excited to meet you and your child at their first appointment. If this is your child’s first visit to the dentist (or their first time to our office) it is a very important time, and we know that it will be a great experience! Our goal is to build a steady relationship that will last for years in a trusting, comfortable environment and will promote good oral health and habits that will last a lifetime.
We support the recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that your child should visit the dentist by his or her first birthday. Remember “First Visit by First Birthday.”
This “well baby” visit, at the age of one, provides valuable information on how to take care of your baby’s teeth, how to keep them healthy and cavity free, and how to assess normal dental development.
Your baby will have his or her first oral exam during this visit. Parents will learn proper techniques for tooth brushing and receive nutritional information that will help maintain good oral health.
Toddlers will also have an enjoyable first dental visit! We will use a “show and tell,” or “Tell-Show-Do,” technique to allow your child to see, touch, play with, and understand every object he or she will come in contact with during this visit. Our staff uses age appropriate language that will help your child grasp dental ideas. Your child will have an oral exam, receive x-rays, and have a dental cleaning with fluoride treatment. Parents will receive nutritional and diet counseling as well as home care instructions for the child’s oral hygiene.