Making Your Child's First Visit a Memorable One
Here at Richard A. Mandelaris, DMD Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we understand that children can be nervous about their first visit to the dentist, and that is why we focus on making the experience a good one. We want appointments to be fun and relaxing, and our friendly staff members are dedicated to that mission, providing a warm greeting to every patient that comes to our office.
We encourage all our parents to bring their children in as early as possible, ideally having their first appointment by their first birthday. However, regardless of when your child has their first dental visit, our first meeting will include some key elements to help create successful visits for your family:
Explaining the Importance of Oral Hygiene
Understanding proper oral hygiene at an early age will help children develop the right dental health habits. To encourage this, we explain proper brushing and flossing techniques and discuss how visiting the dentist can help their teeth stay healthy. Your child’s first appointment is a great time for learning, and it is an exciting experience that will help improve your child’s oral health for years to come.
Developing a Good Relationship with Dental Health
At our office, we want to create an environment where children have a good relationship with dental health. Your little one will get to meet a friendly dentist and form a positive opinion about dental care. As a result, your child will look forward to coming into our office and will be much more likely to have a healthy future.
Children with an established dentist receive more regular treatment and generally have less dental issues as well. They will be more upfront about any dental health issues that they have and more likely to work hard to maintain good dental health when talking with a dentist they trust.
Evaluating Dental Health Regularly
If you are bringing an older child to our office for the first time, we will do a thorough examination of their dental health and offer a cleaning to get them started off on the right track. During the initial evaluation, we will note any potential problems and thoroughly explain issues that we find, making sure you are aware of them and the treatment options that are available. It is an important process to become aware of your child’s dental health, and we are here to help you do just that.
During your first visit at Richard A. Mandelaris, DMD Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, you will fill out patient forms and learn about important dental milestones such as cleaning checkups and when your child should come in for their first x-ray. It is our mission to give your child all the tools they need for healthy teeth now and in the future.
We are happy to see children of all ages, and our goal is to make their first visit the positive experience you want for your child. They will enjoy trips to the dentist and form a positive relationship that will make future dental care easy and even fun.