Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.
The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents for unexpected dental and oral needs.
We strive to make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less prep before the visit, the better.
It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle”, “shot”, “pull”, “drill” or “hurt”. The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.
During your child’s first visit, we record medical and dental history. We then will review the importance of maintaining good dental health. A full examination and a cleaning is usually completed. All questions and concerns are discussed.
We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!
Use the link below to download and print a form to bring to our office.
My Visit to the Dentist
A personalized child’s coloring book to help your
child look forward to their first dental visit.