The first visit is usually short and simple. We focus on getting to know your child and giving you some basic information about dental care. Dr. Jaclyn will check your child’s teeth for placement and health, and will look for any potential problems with the gums and jaw. If necessary, we may do a bit of cleaning. We will also answer any questions you have about how to care for your child’s teeth as they develop, and provide you with materials containing helpful tips that you can refer to at home.
The best preparation for your child’s first visit to our office is your positive attitude. Children pick up on adults’ apprehensions or their enthusiasm. If appropriate, show your child the pictures of the office and staff on the website. Let your child know that it’s important to keep teeth and gums healthy, we will help with that. Remember that our staff is specially trained to handle normal fears and anxiety, and our staff excels at putting children at ease during treatment.