Under Age Three
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. Doctor will do a gentle cleaning and apply fluoride. We will review how to properly clean and care for your child’s teeth at home.
Over Age Three
What to expect at your child’s first dentist appointment.
- OFFICE TOUR: Once the paperwork has been completed, we will greet your child and take them back to meet the rest of our staff and Dr. Eddie. We’ll also give your little one a tour of the patient 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!