Whether this is your child’s first dental visit ever, or the first one at our office, we’ll use the time to let your child acclimate to the dental environment.
Our dentists and dental assistants are experts at showing children the dental tools we use and answering any questions they have. We want your children to feel safe and comfortable while they’re here.
Depending on the age and comfort level of your child, it may be necessary for them to sit in your lap while the teeth are being cleaned. This is common and we welcome it!
What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning?
Our cleaning process is done by one of our dental assistants or dental hygienists. The cleaning includes polishing the teeth, flossing, applying a fluoride treatment, and taking x-rays when appropriate. Along with the cleaning, an examination will be done by one of our pediatric dentists.
We are thorough when it comes to your child’s oral health. Our goal at the initial visit is to get to know your child. We do this by reviewing their medical and dental histories and completing an examination that looks at the following:
- The overall health of your child’s mouth
- The stage of dental development
- The way your child’s teeth bite together
- The presence of cavities or gum disease
We always take the time to discuss any questions or concerns you may have, any oral health habits your child may have, and review the findings of the examination.
When the visit is done, we invite your child to pick out a prize!