Chicago Pediatric Dentist
Child's First Visit
It is very important to start children early in the right direction for good dental hygiene. A starting time for that first dental exam is when your child's teeth begin to appear, usually before age one. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit. We will take the time to get to know your child and make sure he/she is comfortable while in our office.
It is best to keep from using words around your child that might cause anxiety or fear, such as needle, pull, drill or hurt.
Pediatric dental offices make a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to a child.
We encourage patients to come back to the treatment room alone so we may build a secure and comfortable relationship with them. We find when the parent is present, their attention to us is divided.
Unlike some dental offices, we invite parents to accompany their child. Brushing techniques, flossing, healthy snacks and fluoride recommendations are just some of the topics discussed during your child's initial cleaning and exam appointment. Most importantly, your child becomes comfortable with visiting the dentist from an early age. It also allows us to watch growth patterns and look for any oral problems that may exist.
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