It’s The First Visit And The Most Important.
What To Expect At Your First Visit With Us
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child visit the dentist by his or her first birthday and for sure when that first tooth emerges. You can make that visit enjoyable and positive by informing your child of the visit and giving them some idea what to expect. Be sure to remind your child that dentist and their staff will be friendly and explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do about the visit, the better.
Please don’t use words around your child that might incite fear. Words such as “needle”, “shot”, “pull”, “drill” or “hurt” should be replaced by words that we use to convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.
We Start By Building Trust.
You are welcome to stay with your child during that first exam. However, during future appointments, we ask that you trust us and allow us to work with your child when you are not present. Our purpose is to gain your child’s confidence and overcome apprehension. This allows us to build a trusting relationship with your child that will pay dividends in the years to come. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.