A child's first dental appointment should not be intimidating or threatening in any way. In our office, we strive to create the most inviting and comfortable, family-friendly environment possible so that your child will feel right at home upon entering our office. If it is your child's first visit, it should be a positive experience. Our offices use proven behavioral techniques to ensure your child has a comfortable, non-threatening experience. We use techniques such as nonverbal communication and positive reinforcement to help with the child's experience during his or her dental appointment.
We encourage you to prepare your child for his or her visit by telling him or her that our friendly doctors and staff will happily answer any questions he or she may have. For children who are anxious or have stronger gag reflexes, we offer nitrous oxide. This technique can make your child's experience easier by offering a calming way of relaxing your child. We aim to treat your children as if they were our own, and it is our priority to make your children feel comfortable in the dentist's office so all your future visits will be as pleasant as possible.
When & What is My Child's First "Regular" Visit?
The first "regular" dental visit should be no later than your child's first birthday. We will gently examine your child's teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child's permanent teeth under the gums. We may clean your child's teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. We will make sure your child is receiving adequate fluoride at home. Most important of all, we will review with you how to clean and care for your child's teeth.
Feel free to download and print our Patient Registration form to fill out in advance for an easier check-in process.