As a general rule of thumb, children should visit a dentist by their first birthday. Getting pediatric dental care at such an early age is important so the dentist can identify any potential issues and correct them before they become larger problems. But as you may suspect, a child may have a little anxiety during their first pediatric dental care visit. Just know that the moment you enter our office, our main goal is to put you and your child at ease.
Only Positivity at Little House of Smiles
From the moment you and your child walk into our office, you’ll hear and see nothing but positivity. We want to make your child’s first pediatric dentistry visit an enjoyable experience that ensures they will be ready to come back next time. We do need a little help from parents, though, to prepare your child before the visit. Simply explain to them the dentist is going to look at their teeth to make sure they are healthy. If there is anything we can do to help your child during the visit, be sure to let our staff know.
We have designed our office to be kid-friendly and every staff member and professional you encounter have dedicated their lives to helping children with quality dental care. The first thing we do is establish trust with the child and show them the dentist’s office is a safe and happy place. We will never use words like “hurt,” “pain,” “needle,” “pull,” or other similar words that could instill fear in a child. We encourage parents to do the same at home so the child will feel some consistency in the message about their dentist.
We want to make your child’s first dentist visit a quick, but memorable one. We also want the parents to be involved as much as they want so they can talk about future dentist visits with their children. The idea is for the first visit to be pleasant and calming so future visits will be a breeze!