Child’s 1st Visit
Whether it’s your child’s first ever dental visit or you are a new patient with Kids Dental Experts, it is very important that you, your child, and our team begin working together to build healthy dental habits that will last a lifetime.
What will happen at the first visit?
Prior to the first appointment:
At the first appointment:
How can I help prepare my son or daughter
for their first visit?
Many parents wonder how their child will react to visiting a dentist for the first time. Will they be frightened? Will there be tears? Will they cooperate? Below are a few things you, as a parent, can do to help make this a positive experience:
Let your child know he or she has nothing to fear at their first visit to our office! Explain that, during the visit, the dentist will brush, examine, touch, count and take pictures of their teeth. Tell your child about the fancy chair they will be sitting in, and describe some of the tools the dentist will be using, like the special electric toothbrush, the water squirter, and the tiny mirror on a handle. You can also visit your local library to find a children’s book with pictures of dental equipment.
- Be sure to stay positive about their first visit. Refrain from using words that may cause any unnecessary fear or anxiety such as “shot”, “hurt”, “needle”, “pull”, or “drill”.
- If there is any way our hygienists or dentists can help prepare your son or daughter for their first visit with us, please let us know!
- Kids Dental Experts would like for your first visit to be a pleasant and positive one.