First Dental Visit
Your Baby's First Visit
Lasting smiles begin here, it is important to teach your child good oral hygiene at a young age. When the first tooth comes in, a lifetime of good oral health is just the beginning. Those early days, months and years help to build a solid foundation of healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend the first dental examination by 12 months of age. The best gift you can give you child is a happy and healthy smile.
During you baby's first visit, we will advise parents to implement a good oral care routine, ask questions about the child's oral habits and examine the child's emerging teeth. The dentist and parents sit knee-to-knee for this examination to enable the child to view the parent at all times. Upon completion of the exam a topical fluoride will be applied.
Your Child's First Visit
During your child's first visit the doctor will be able to examine your child's mouth, take dental radiographs if necessary, and do a complete exam of the growth and development of oral structures, including teeth. A cleaning of the teeth, application of fluoride, as well as diet and hygiene review will help your child maintain a lifetime of good oral health.
Our goal is to help all children feel good about visiting the dentist and to teach them how to care for their teeth. From our office design to how we communicate with patients, our priority is doing what is best for your child.
We understand you would like to document this milestone with your child, but please understand that due to the HIPAA regulation, which protects patient's privacy, no cell phone use is allowed in the clinical area.
A consultation visit occurs when your child has been referred by another dentist. If you child is up to date with their six month cleaning and fluoride treatment, then just an exam will be performed as well as homecare instructions. At that time we will generate a treatment plan and evaluate any treatment management options that would benefit your child.
We do ask that if your previous dentist updated x-rays that you either e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring a copy to your visit. If the x-rays have not been received by your appointment they will be updated, some may be at an out of pocket charge which is determined by your insurance.