What to expect
Your child should visit the dentist within six months of their first tooth erupting, or no later than about age 1. A typical first dental appointment for children will include:
- Our team greeting you and your child.
- Reviewing the health history of your child and your family.
- Our dentists will ask about your child’s oral habits, pacifier use, diet and general development.
- Our dentists asking about your child’s oral habits, pacifier use, diet and general development.
- A gentle examination of your child’s teeth and gums, with notes about any teeth that may appear in coming months.
Our dentists will also:
- Provide advice on brushing, flossing, fluoride intake, how to prevent oral injury and other topics.
- Provide a description of your child’s current oral health.
- Make any necessary recommendations about oral habits, toothbrushes and toothpaste, diet, and pacifiers.
- Set up a schedule of regular appointments for your child.
- Address your questions and concerns.
We also recommend that you take a few steps to help your child feel calmer and more comfortable in the dental office. The best way to do this is by remaining calm and positive yourself. Children often pick up on the moods of adults around them, so if you are calm, your child will feel calm. You can also help them feel more at ease by avoiding threatening language and providing positive explanations about what will happen during the appointment if your child has questions. Please feel free to contact our team if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment.