What can I expect at my child's first appointment?
For many children, the first dental visit occurs when they are very young since we agree with the recommendation that children visit the dentist for the first time by the age of one (or when their first tooth appears, whichever comes first).
Since this age is too young for the child to be very cooperative or sit still for an exam, our goal for the first visit is to normalize the dentist’s office and provide advice and encouragement for proper oral care.
How Our Bridgeton Pediatric Dentist Does Things
Your child will meet Dr. Burgdorf and “go for a ride” in the dentist’s chair. If your child lets us, we’ll take a quick look at his or her teeth to make sure everything looks good. If we do spot anything concerning, we’ll let you know right away.
The next part of your child’s first visit will be spent discussing good home-care techniques with you so that you can take care of those first teeth and keep them healthy. Baby teeth serve several important purposes. Healthy baby teeth not only give your child an adorable smile, they also help your child eat food and hold the places for the permanent teeth that are yet to come. If you have any concerns or worries about your child’s oral development, don’t hesitate to let us know!
Scheduling An Appointment
Making oral health care (including dentist visits) part of your child’s regular routine now will help them to develop healthy habits as they grow and prevent fear and anxiety later in life.
Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kevin Burgdorf.