Fist Visit

Infant Oral Care

First Visit - Infant Oral Care 

We recommend that a child's first dental visit occur by 1 year old or within 6 months of eruption of their first tooth. This early visit is similar to well-baby screenings done by a medical doctor. It is an opportunity for us to evaluate oral/facial structures, to monitor growth and development, and to provide anticipatory guidance to parents.

 

Early visits emphasize prevention of potential dental problems and help to insure good oral health as a child grows.  We offer a complimentary oral screening for children prior to 18 months of age.  Please call us for details.

 

The First Visit - What to Expect

At your child's first visit, we request that you come a few minutes early. A questionnaire regarding your child's health history will need to be completed, or you may download this form from our website by clicking on the following link: New Patient Information Form, complete it at home, and bring it with you to the appointment. Please also bring any pertinent insurance information. You will also be asked to review our privacy and financial policies.

 

Your child will be greeted by our friendly staff and introduced to our office. Each dental visit is customized to fit the needs and abilities of your child. We will examine your child's teeth and oral structures and discuss our findings and recommendations with you. Age appropriate information pertinent to your child's growth and development, oral habits, oral hygiene, and potential problems will be provided. Often we will provide a dental cleaning, fluoride treatment, oral hygiene instructions and limited x-rays for diagnosis if needed. Following the appointment, your child will be rewarded for his/her cooperation and good behavior with a goodie bag and lots of praise!

 

New Patient Forms

For your convenience prior to visiting our office, please click on the link below to print the New Patient Information Form, complete the information and bring it with you to your first visit.

 

New Patient forms

 

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