As a parent, you want to be there for your child’s first steps, their first words, and their first doctor’s appointment. You will also want to be present for their first dental appointment, both for their calmness and your peace of mind. Finding the perfect practice that specializes in childrens dentistry can take some time, but it is worth the search to find the perfect dentist for your little one. To ensure that there are no surprises on the day of, make sure your child knows that you’ll be with them every step of the way, and give them reassurance that everything is safe.
In this video, we will look at what to expect on your child’s first visit to the dentist.
First of all, a child dentist will most likely be very friendly and engaging with your child, doing their best to make the experience fun and easy. They will wear gloves, use the air and water tools, and let your child wear protective eyewear when they turn on the overhead lamp. Your doctor may recommend your child get pictures taken of their teeth for future records, or they may wait until your next appointment, depending on how comfortable your child is.