Do You Need to Come to See Us Before Your Child's First Tooth?
Posted on 11/9/2020 by Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry
The American Dental Association recommends that children begin their regular dental visits after the first tooth comes in (but definitely not later than the child's first birthday). Prior to this, you may find that it is helpful to come see us in order to make the actual dental appointment go more smoothly.
Helping Speed the Process
Sometimes, during a child's first visit, the parent can have a hard time getting the correct forms submitted, understanding the process, and even managing the child. If you come to see us early, we can help break all the initial procedures up into smaller more manageable chunks.
By having the correct forms filled out ahead of time, you can reduce the number of items you have to accomplish when your child comes in for his or her first dental appointment. This will make things easier for you and your child.
In addition, if you come see us prior to the actual appointment, you will have the chance to familiarize yourself with our staff and procedures. You can sit down with us and ask any questions you may have, and you can even inspect our facilities to see that we have the latest in dental technology and equipment.
Helping Your Child
You may wish to bring your child in for a short visit before you actually attempt to get him or her in the chair for an actual cleaning. By doing this, you can reduce the stress levels for your child, which can make the actual appointment go much better.
We are happy to take a few minutes to get to know you and your child. The two of you can even take a look at the dental chair—if your child is feeling brave, he or she could even sit down in it! All these things will help make the first actual dental appointment easier. We look forward to seeing you!