We have set up adequate time in our schedule to accomplish the following things at your child’s first appointment:
- Prophylaxis (clean the teeth)
- Take necessary X-rays
- Oral hygiene instructions
- Exam by the doctor
- Fluoride treatment
- Consultation with you to discuss our finding, explain any necessary treatment and answer your questions
If your child has been seen at another office, please provide us with the necessary records (X-rays and list of services performed) from your dentist. Without this information, all the above services will be rendered.
We look forward to providing dental care for your child. Our patients generally stay in our care until they are 16 years of age.
If you are not able to keep this appointment, it is very important that you contact us at least 24 hours in advance so we may use that time for another patient. A parent or legal guardian must accompany your child at this appointment.
When should my child first see a dentist?
“First visit by first birthday” sums it up. Your child should visit a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between 6 and 12 months of age. This visit will establish a dental home for your child. Early examination and preventive care will protect your child’s smile now and in the future. – American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry