Your Child’s First Dental Visit
Along with the Canadian and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that a child’s first dental visit be scheduled by his/her 1st birthday. It is very important to make the first visit as positive and enjoyable for the child as possible. We want your child to enjoy getting to know our doctors and staff and be comfortable at all times. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits. Let your child know that the doctors and staff will explain everything in detail and will answer any questions he/she has. Children should be encouraged to discuss any fears or anxiety they feel.
Parents should not make a big deal out of the visit and should refrain from using any words that could cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle” or “drill.” We are experienced in dealing with children with anxiety and can explain treatment procedures in a positive and pleasant manner to avoid any negative feelings toward dentistry.Every appointment ends with a trip to the treasure tower for a job well done!
Now Offering FREE Exams at 6 months of Age
As part of our initiative to help promote Early Prevention and eliminate the need for complex treatment when older we are now offering FREE preventative exams at 6 months of age. Many parents have numerous questions when it comes to their child’s oral health. Why wait until it’s too late. At your FREE meet and great your child will see one of our Pediatric Specialists and we will provide:
Tips on proper oral hygiene
Tips on cavity prevention
A review of baby bottle syndrome
Facts about pacifier habits
Tips on what to look for as your child grows
Your First Visit Will Include
A full review of your child’s medical and dental history
An introduction to our clinic
A complete comprehensive exam
If necessary x-rays (conservative techniques)
Depending on your child’s needs a comprehensive hygiene exam (removal of plaque, polishing, fluoride if necessary, oral hygiene instructions)
Evaluation of Orthodontic problems
Evaluation of Speech-Language problems
Nutrition and diet counselling
Placement on a six-month re-care program
Our entire office looks forward to meeting you and your child and making your first visit an informative and enjoyable one!