Your First Visit
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What will happen during the first visit?
We know a first visit and new dental visit for a child of any age can sometimes be stressful for both guardians and children. We understand that and want to make each child feel as comfortable and happy as possible about visiting the dentist. First, we appreciate all your help in making your child's dental visit begin with a good start. We recommend parents always be positive! This will help reduce or prevent any anxiety a child may have before their visit.
When should a child first see a dentist?
According to the Canadian Association of Pediatric Dentistry (CAPD) guidelines, infants should initially visit the dentist by twelve months of age. We wholeheartedly agree with their recommendation. Early dental care and diagnosis can give us time to help reduce risks factors that we may find in our primary prevention program. This will help protect your child’s smile and overall health. Our goal is to introduce your child to a lifetime of healthy dental habits.
What happens at the first appointment?
As a new patient you and your child will meet our team and have an orientation of the office. We will do all we can to make your child comfortable and at ease. An initial visit will include a consultation and review of any concerns or specific questions you may have, review of dental and overall health, an oral examination, soft tissue examination, xrays if necessary, dental development examination, dietary and nutritional counseling and parent/patient education. We aim to teach you and your child how to best care for their teeth and how to help fight gum and tooth disease. All information is provided in age appropriate manner to help nurture and encourage your child.