What To Expect At Your Child’s First Visit?
Your child’s first visit to the dentist is a very important one. The experience that day will affect their attitude about dentistry in the years to come.
We’ll deal with any emergency problems first. If your child is in pain, we’ll do our best to alleviate it. If your child does not have an emergency, you can expect the following to occur during the first visit:
- Examine lips, cheeks, tongue, floor of the mouth, tonsil area, hard and soft palate
- Check the growth and development of the jaws and teeth
- Check the condition of the teeth and gums
- Perform a thorough cleaning
- Administer a topical fluoride treatment
- Perform a thorough oral cancer screening
We’ll take X-ray films if necessary. We’ll also evaluate any tongue, lip, cheek or thumb habits that may affect the development of attractive teeth. We’ll ask you about your child’s health history. Then, we’ll discuss our findings and recommendations with you.
We’ll explain the amount of time and money that necessary treatment will involve and answer any of your questions at this time. Because this first visit is easy and enjoyable, it helps to overcome many of the fears your child may be feeling.
For your convenience, please click on a link below to print the New Patient Forms. Print and complete the forms and bring them with you at your first appointment. If you are unable to print them, please call us and we’ll send them to you before your appointment.