What to Expect

A child's first dental visit should be scheduled around his/her first birthday. The most important part of the visit is getting to know and becoming comfortable with the dentist and staff. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits. If possible, we allow the child to sit in a parent's lap in the exam room.

If there are no major or emergency problems to immediately care for (i.e. if your child does not have pain), their first visit will include an examination of the mouth, teeth and gums. The dentist will examine your child's mouth to detect decay and assess tooth development. Depending on your child's cooperation, a few x-rays may be taken to help detect dental decay.

We will make sure your child has learned healthy brushing habits, and we will help teach them—and you—the best ways to keep their mouth and teeth clean and healthy. We may also ask you about your child's medical history, and will do our best to answer any questions you have.