According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry ”the first dental visit should occur shortly after the first tooth erupts and no later than the child first birthday”.
We want to make your child’s first visit enjoyable and positive. We will explain each of our procedures to your child in terms they can understand.
Parents play an important role in how children react to dental exams. Try to act relaxed and easy, any anxiety on your part would be sensed by your child; avoid using frightening words such as “needle”, “pull”, “drill”, or “hurt”, instead use words like: “sleepy juice”, “wiggle”, “whistle”.
It is also important to schedule any appointment during times of the day that your child is most rested.
Your child first visit will include:
– Meeting Dr. Rodriguez and becoming familiar with the office and staff.
-An oral examination, cleaning of the teeth, fluoride treatment, and x-rays of the teeth as needed.
-Discuss dietary habits, growth-development, and oral habits such as pacifier use and thumb sucking.
-Diagnosis and treatment plan.
-Children then pick a prize from our toy tower.