When children visit a dental office for the first time, it marks the beginning of good oral health and habits that will last a lifetime. Healthy smiles can be an enduring part of your child’s development and adulthood. The health and comfort of baby teeth impact eating habits, the shape of their face and smile, and how adult teeth will come in. Having a healthy smile will also impact a child’s confidence in their fundamental years.
The main purpose of your child’s first visit is to relax, have some fun, and start building a positive relationship with the dentist. We speak in a kid-friendly language to describe what we’re doing and will work with your child to keep them as comfortable as possible.
At your child’s first appointment we will:
Talk and Listen
We will talk to you and your child. We will explain what we do, the lingo we use, and familiarize your child with some tools. We’re not so scary after all!
We will gently examine your child’s gums, tongue, teeth and overall health. Our exam will uncover any early problem areas so we can give you personalized guidance.
We will demonstrate to your child how they can brush and clean their teeth at home. We would love to answer any questions you or your child have about dental health.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation consists of a comprehensive exam that includes everything from looking at your teeth and gums, to the bite and the way your whole mouth looks and functions as a whole. Before we plan your children & family dentistry treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Children should be booking a cleaning every 6-months to ensure their smile is being kept healthy and happy.
Your mouth isn’t just your teeth. It’s a whole system including teeth, tongue, gums, joints, bone and more. When one aspect of your oral health suffers, your whole mouth suffers. Swollen, itchy, sore or bleeding gums can be an early indicator of much more serious problems.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay to its normal strength and function. Filling a cavity prevents further decay.
Baby teeth only fall out if there is an adult tooth behind it. Unless it is very loose and ready to fall out soon, a baby tooth should be treated as soon as possible to avoid possible pain, swelling, infection, and damage to nearby developing adult teeth.
A cavity is a hole in your tooth that gets bigger with time. It’s important to get cavities repaired before they become more serious or lead to infection. Cavities are caused by bacteria and dental plaque and made worse by sugary or acidic foods and drink.