Preparing for Your Child’s First Visit
The first thing you should do is talk to your child about what to expect beforehand. Make sure not to make too big of a deal about it or get too nervous; children tend to pick up on your nervousness and it can make them anxious as well. Let your child know that we’ll simply be looking inside his or her mouth and we’ll also spend some time talking to you two. It may be helpful to bring a snack, a toy, or something that will help ease your child’s mind during the visit.
It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle,” “pull,” “drill,” or “hurt.” Our pediatric dentists and staff make a practice of using words that convey the same message without frightening your child.
If you have other kids, it’s best if you’re able to leave them with someone else or possibly even bring another adult with you to the appointment so that you can focus solely on your child’s oral health.
What to bring?
On your first visit to our office, please bring:
- Your insurance card
- Our First Visit Packet already completed.
New patient dental formsDownload