What to Tell Your Child Before Their First Visit
Depending on your child’s age and previous dental experience, we suggest you discuss with your child what to expect during their first visit.
You can explain to your child that the dentist is a friend that has a job helping people with their smiles. Describe that the dentist will look into your child’s mouth, count their teeth and clean them with a special, tickling toothbrush and might take some pictures of their teeth and mouth. We find that it’s best not to tell children that their visit to the dentist won’t hurt, because that thought may have not occurred to them at all. Instead, you can assure your child that the dentist will be very gentle and will take good care of them.
For your convenience, we have provided the new patient forms below. You can save yourself time by filling out the paperwork prior to the appointment and turning it to the office at your child’s first visit. We look forward to seeing you soon!