Your Child’s First Visit to New Generation Dentistry
When it comes to your child’s first dental appointment, we want to make sure that your child feels comfortable. Here at New Generation Dentistry, we encourage establishing a “home” for your child to get used to when they receive treatments.
A Typical Pediatric Dentistry Appointment
When your child comes in for the very first time, they will meet our pediatric dentistry expert, Dr. Sara. She will review your child’s medical and dental history, and conduct a thorough dental examination, followed by a routine dental cleaning.
Preparing for the Pediatric Dentist
Before coming into the office for your child’s first visit, let him or her know about the appointment. Refrain from using words that may instill unnecessary fear – such as “drill”, “yank”, or “extract”. If you decide on sedation dentistry, you can tell your child that they will take some “sleeping juice”. For the exam, tell your child that Dr. Sara is going to “count your teeth” and “take pictures”, instead of saying x-rays.
The Importance of Building a Positive Relationship with the Pediatric Dentist
A pediatric dentist could be treating your child from as young as two years old until their late teens. It’s important to create a comfortable environment, so children don’t fear the dentist and see dental hygiene in a positively. Therefore, the first appointment has a huge impact on children and their dental health.
Dr. Sara is dedicated to building a strong, trusting relationship with all her patients because she understands how important it is to make them feel comfortable. As an expert in pediatric dentistry in Mission Viejo, she has the experience to communicate effectively with children and the qualifications to care for children’s teeth, gums, and mouth as they grow.
You can read more about how to prepare your children for their first dentist’s appointment here.