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During your first visit, you and your child will meet one of our Pediatric Dentists as well as our team. The Pediatric Dentist will examine your child's teeth and gums checking for decay and other problems. You and your child will learn about the importance of nutrition and oral health care in promoting wellness and healthy and strong teeth.
Also, just like a visit to you pediatrician, our pediatric dentist can answer any questions you might have about your child’s teeth. He will show you how to clean your child’s teeth, discuss fluoride needs and recommend oral care products.
You can make your child's first visit enjoyable and positive. Tell your child in advance that they will be meeting some nice grownups that will help them take care of their teeth. For younger children, try reading some children's books before your visit or have fun role-playing, acting like you or your child are the dentist.
Prior to your first visit, please call our office to confirm receipt of your paper work as well as any transfer records from your previous dentist.
On the day of your first visit, please arrive 15 to 30 minutes prior to your appointed time so that we can make sure your paper work is in order.
First Well Baby Dental Checkups are more educational and less clinical. We will review brushing techniques and let you know if you need to floss your baby's teeth. The visit will also include a nutrition consultation and a review of your baby's feeding habits with you. We will conduct a thorough oral examination and also review fluoride use, thumbsucking and pacifier habits. Nannies and are encouraged to come too!
We may ask you to hold your baby in your lap for the first exam. Plan to be in our office for approximately one hour.
At your first appointment, we will review brushing and flossing techniques. X-rays may be taken and will be based on your child's age, dental development, and cavity risk. Our initial appointment also includes a nutrition and preventative consultation. If treatment is indicated, we will develop a written treatment plan and review it with you in detail, explaining our findings and recommendations. For Teens we will discuss prevention of sports related dental trauma.
Plan to be in our office for approximately one hour.
Did You Know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry along with the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that children have their first dental visit by age one?
When does ONE + ONE = ZERO?
The Answer: One Pediatric Dental Visit when there is ONE Baby Tooth can equal ZERO Cavities.