Your Child’s First Dental Visit

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What to Expect

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that children have their first dental visit 6 months after you see their first tooth (usually around the time of a child’s first birthday). At this visit, the doctor will use a knee-to-knee technique in order to examine your child’s teeth, gums and oral soft-tissues. The dentist will review proper brushing technique, appropriate use of fluoride toothpaste, discuss feeding issues such as appropriate use of a bottle or sippy-cup, non-nutritive sucking habits such as use of a pacifier and address any specific concerns you may have.

Visiting the dentist from a young age allows children to build familiarity with the dental environment, making routine visits fun as the child grows older!

Things to Bring for Your First Visit

Completed Forms

Please take the time to fill out your child’s paperwork online before coming to the office. We appreciate the chance to get to know about your child before seeing them for their appointment.

A Big Smile!

Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be scary! At the Tooth Ferry Pediatric Dentistry, we hope to usher your child into a lifetime of healthy smiles by providing a dental care experience that is both professional and fun.