The first “regular” dental visit should be just after your child’s third birthday. The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment as your child begins their journey as a dental patient. We may ask the parent to sit in the dental chair and hold their child during the examination. The parent may also be asked to wait in the reception area during part of the visit so that a relationship can be built between your child and your dentist.
We will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken in order to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child’s permanent teeth under their gums. We may clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. Most important of all, we will review with you how to clean and care for your child’s teeth at home.