Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that a child’s first dental visit be scheduled by his/her 1st birthday. For the youngest patients, even a short appointment can give the parents lots of useful preventative information.
If your child is older and still hasn’t been to the dentist, NO WORRIES! Will fill you in on any information you need and provide your child with care that will keep their smile healthy. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits. Talk to your child about the visit so they are prepared. Keep the message positive.
Parents should not make a big deal out of the visit and refrain from using any words that could cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle” or “drill.” We are experienced in dealing with children with anxiety and can explain treatment procedures in a positive and pleasant manner to avoid any anxious or negative feelings toward dentistry.