Under Age Three

We recommend bringing your child in for their dental check up before their first birthday. The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. This visit gives your child an opportunity to meet the dentist in a non-threatening and friendly way. We may ask the parent to help during a lap exam and hold their child while Dr. Eddie gently examines the child’s teeth and gums. He will do a toothbrush cleaning and apply fluoride. We will review how to properly clean and care for your child’s teeth at home. Establishing a dental routine for your child is essential. After their first dental visit, we recommend dental check ups every six months.

Over Age Three

What to expect at your child’s first dentist appointment:

  • Once the paperwork has been completed, we will greet your child and take them back to get started. We may take some X-rays before heading to the exam room. We’ll also answer any questions your little one may have about the X-rays, dental chairs, and equipment that we will use. From our years of experience, we’ve learned that a little show and tell goes a long way to reduce any uncertainty or stress your child might be experiencing.
  • DENTAL X-RAYS:  We’ll usually begin the examination with a set of pediatric dental X-rays so we can get a clearer view of your child’s mouth. X-rays are taken because they allow us to see our patient’s oral health in greater detail. We can look for early signs of cavities and even see some adult teeth that have yet to emerge. We’ll be able to assess if these teeth are likely to experience spacing issues later in your child’s life.
  • DENTAL CLEANING:  After the X-rays, we’ll begin a thorough, professional cleaning. We’ll remove plaque and tartar that may have built up on your child’s teeth and make sure that their smile is sparkling!
  • DENTAL EXAM:  Following the cleaning, we conduct a meticulous dental examination of your child’s mouth. During the exam, Dr. Eddie will check for any signs of decay as well as a host of other issues, including but not limited to: growths, teeth coming in and their progress, and the potential need for orthodontia. After the exam, you’re all set!