Your Child's First Dental Visit

How to Prepare for Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Use positive words and tones when discussing their upcoming visit.
Gather insurance information and dental health history, and fill out New Patient Forms.
In the weeks leading up to your visit, talk to your child about the importance of keeping teeth healthy.
Consider rewarding your child with a treat or prize for being brave during their first visit!

First Visits: Planting the Seed of Positive Dental Health

First impressions are important, especially when it comes to healthcare providers. At Willow Pediatric Dentistry, our team is enthusiastic and energetic, and we make sure that we introduce your child to the world of dentistry with a perfect balance of whimsy and education. Your child will leave their first dental appointment feeling happier and healthier than when they came in, and your little one will be excited to come back every six months!

When should I bring my child to the dentist?

According to the American Dental Association, parents should bring their children to the dentist for the first time when they are one year old or when their first tooth erupts (whichever comes first). This helps ensure that any issues with your child’s oral development are caught and addressed as early as possible. Bringing your little one to the dentist from an early age will get them used to the process of routine dental appointments, which will help prevent dental anxiety in the future. At Willow Pediatric Dentistry, our whole team is invested in making sure your child enjoys their first visit and looks forward to every return appointment!

How often should I schedule pediatric dental appointments?

Every six months! Scheduling routine preventive appointment twice a year will keep your child’s smile carefree and healthy. During regular appointments, one of our hygienists will clean between their teeth and gums to remove plaque and bacteria that are hard to reach with a toothbrush or floss. Dr. Sam will answer any questions you may have about your child’s teeth, and he’ll recommend preventive treatments like fluoride or dental sealants if he thinks they may be necessary.

These appointments help your little one avoid common dental issues like decay and cavities, and they will give your family peace of mind. Call today to book a visit for your child! 

Why are routine appointments so important?

The main reason that regular dental appointments are so important is that they help your child avoid dental issues. Children are extremely susceptible to cavities for many reasons, including diets that are high in sugar and a lack of knowledge about how to properly brush and floss. Routine appointments prevent cavities and ensure that any dental health issues are addressed before they become bigger problems. Think your child may have a cavity? Call us to schedule an appointment!

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22032 El Paseo, Suite 215
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