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Your Child's First Dental Visit

We want your child’s first visit to the dentist to be a positive experience. During their first visit, you may be asked to sit in the dental chair and hold your child or have a seat in a separate chair or even wait in the reception area. This is all dependent on your child’s comfort level.
During the first visit, we inspect your child’s teeth, look at your child’s gums, jaw and bite. The hygienist will take x-rays of the child’s teeth if necessary, clean the child’s teeth, and place a fluoride preparation on the teeth. You will have an opportunity to ask questions that you may have about your child’s teeth. (Also, you may want to make a list of questions before you arrive to the appointment to ask us.)
NOTE !!!! Read the blog about the introducing your child to our office under Children Dentistry’s Blog

How do we relax your child during the first visit:

1.Show and Tell – use simple words, explain before we do anything

2.Voice Control – use a friendly tone which will relax them

3. Reinforcement - We compliment your child during the whole appointment

4.Distraction - Toddlers (We have a TV to watch) -we talk a lot to distract your child