What to expect
What to Expect on Your Child’s First Visit
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends scheduling your child’s first visit between the ages of six months and one year. This visit is more educational than treatment related and gives parents an opportunity to learn proper cleaning techniques, discuss fluoride needs and preventive dental care. The doctor will look for any existing problems such as thumb or finger sucking habits, “baby bottle” tooth decay and any oral abnormalties.
Your child’s first “official” visit, around the age of 2-2 1/2 years of age, will include a dental cleaning and fluoride treatment by our hygienist and a comprehensive oral health examination by Dr. Rob. The hygienist and Dr. Rob will patiently explain each step to your child, using “kid-friendly” terminology and demonstrations. You are welcome to stay with your child during this visit to share in their experience.