The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that the first visit to a Pediatric Dentist is around the age of one, or about 6 months after the first tooth erupts. Visiting the dentist at an early age sets a positive foundation for a lifetime, and helps you understand how to care for your baby’s teeth and what to expect as your child grows.
At the new patient appointment, the dentist and staff will spend quality time getting to know you and your child. We help your child to be comfortable with dentistry by explaining the procedures and demonstrating the equipment in a fun and imaginative way. The office visit will include a thorough oral examination, x-rays if required, a cleaning and fluoride application. We treat each child as an individual and take into consideration your child’s comfort level and age.
A complete review of your child’s medical health and any special needs or concerns will be addressed. More complicated procedures, such as fillings, should be done at a later visit after your child has become familiar with the office.