Anticipating a first visit to the pediatric dentist can be scary for a new parent. Beyond worrying about your child being afraid and not knowing what will happen at the first pediatric dental visit, you may also be worried about maintaining the trust between you and your child. We make sure that your child and you feel safe once you’ve arrived at the pediatric dentist’s clinic. Now let’s take see what we can do about the nervousness before the visit by letting you know a little bit about what the first pediatric dental visit is like.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child has his or her first dental visit by the time he/she is one year old.
1. Let your child know that the first visit to the pediatric dentist will be a chance to get to know the dentist and get comfortable with him or her.
2. Review the benefits of prevention and reassure your child that she won’t be alone during the pediatric dental visit. Children are often anxious and afraid of being left with a stranger and knowing that you’ll be nearby and seeing other children go before her, thanks to our floor to ceiling glass divider.
Schedule your child’s first pediatric dental appointment online or by call us now at 602-626-5437.
We look forward to starting your child on the road to a beautiful healthy smile, strong teeth and lasting dental habits. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about your child’s first appointment with the pediatric dentist.