Your Child’s First Dental Visit
Parents can bring children as young as three years of age to our office for dental exams. These short visits are designed to be simple introductions to professional check-ups and what dental health professionals do.
After your child is acquainted with the office, we will go to a treatment room for a ride in the dental chair. As the examination begins, we will make sure that your child is completely relaxed and does not have any unaddressed worries. We will encourage you to hold your child during treatment, and we will work closely with you to create a general atmosphere of support and trust. This cooperative effort makes initial dental appointments more comfortable, and also serves a very important role in setting the stage for sound oral health into adulthood.
These pediatric check-ups not only get your child acclimated to the dental office, but the exams also help us to identify any potential health problems that may develop in the future. Early intervention of oral health conditions ensures that treatment has a greater chance of success. Your child’s first dental exams are also a great opportunity to review at-home practices. We can provide instruction on proper brushing and flossing techniques, all while explaining the importance of good daily oral hygiene.
Lastly, as our young patients leave our office they can choose a prize from the treasure chest to take home. Your toddler’s examination will be shorter than an exam for an adult or older child. Simple, quick, and painless, an early childhood check-up is an important first step towards a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Schedule a Pediatric Dentistry Appointment
At Archway Smiles Dental, we strongly believe that a positive dental experience early on can encourage great oral health for years to come. Contact us today to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and your loved ones!