Waterford Children's Dentistry

First Visit

Your Child's First Visit

There are so many exciting and monumental milestones that you experience with your child, and we want to make sure that their first dental appointment is another milestone you can treasure forever. Professionals suggest that a child should have their initial dental visit around the age of one. The primary goal of the first visit is to help your child develop positive associations with our doctors.

During the first dental visit, we will get to know your child and get him/her acquainted with the dental office. We also will evaluate the child’s dental health, as well as offer tips in good dental care for your child. Our goal is to have our youngest patients feel comfortable and happy about visiting the dentist.

Whether this is your child’s first dental visit ever or their first dental visit at our office, we want to make sure they feel welcome and comfortable in our care.  We know how important it is to for you to trust the team of professionals providing treatment for them, but we assure you we that our team is qualified and specialized in treating children and we will strive to make every appointment a pleasant one. 

What To Expect

For your child’s first visit to our office, we like to do a comprehensive examination. This includes looking at your child’s teeth along with the supporting structures of the gums. We will also address your child’s oral hygiene, as well as clean your child’s teeth. We will look at your child’s bite and will only take X-rays if necessary. This is the optimal time to ask questions about your child’s mouth and teeth.

Preparing For Your Child’s First Visit

Going to the dentist should be positive, and creating a memorable experience begins at home. Start by discussing the upcoming visit with your child to ease their mind. Make sure to let them know the dentist and team will explain each procedure and answer your child’s questions.

When discussing the dentist with your child, avoid using phrases that could create negative feelings such as needle, shot or drill. Our dental team uses words that have similar meanings, but are positive and won’t worry your child.

Little Girl Giving Thumbs Up After Receiving Dental Treatment at Waterford Children's Dentistry

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