Building a strong foundation leads to a lifetime of smiles
Provide your children with a strong beginning by fostering good oral hygiene habits and tracking their development as their beautiful smiles take shape. We recognize the complexities and rewards of family care, especially for kids who require special attention. A healthy smile is a vital component of childhood, and with tailored guidance, let’s embark on the journey of setting them on the correct course.
Getting Ready For The First Appointment
Feel open to discussing the upcoming dentist visit with your child. The primary goal of their first visit is to create a relaxed, enjoyable experience that fosters a positive rapport with the dentist. It’s normal to feel a tad nervous when unsure about what to expect. Here’s what your child can anticipate during their first appointment:
Talk and Listen
We’ll engage in a conversation with both you and your child, outlining our procedures and reasons behind them. We’ll also introduce your child to some of the instruments we use, all in language that’s easy for kids to understand. Our aim is to make them as comfortable and confident as possible – showing that there’s nothing to fear. As you can see, there’s really nothing frightening about it!
We will conduct a gentle examination of your child’s gums, tongue, teeth, and overall health. This thorough assessment will help us identify any areas of concern or challenging spots that might require additional care at home. Following the examination, we’ll offer personalized guidance and take note to give special attention to those areas during the next appointment.
We could request your child to demonstrate their tooth-brushing routine, and then we’ll offer gentle guidance on enhancing their at-home brushing technique. Feel free to ask any questions you or your child might have about dental health – we’re here to help!
The cost of a child's first appointment
The cost of a child’s first dentist appointment can vary depending on factors such as location, specific services provided, and the dental practice itself. On average, you might expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $150 for a basic initial dental checkup for a child.
However, it’s important to note that these figures are approximate and can differ based on various circumstances. It’s advisable to contact local dental offices for specific pricing information in your area. Additionally, dental insurance coverage or government programs might influence the overall cost.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Generally, children should have their first dental visit by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth appears. Early visits help establish a positive dental experience and allow for early detection of any potential issues.
During the first appointment, the dentist will likely perform a gentle examination of your child’s mouth, discuss oral hygiene techniques, and provide guidance on proper dental care at home. It’s also an opportunity to address any questions or concerns you might have.
You can help prepare your child by discussing the visit in a positive and reassuring manner. Reading children’s books about visiting the dentist or even role-playing at home can help make the experience less intimidating.
Typically, the first visit focuses on building a rapport and evaluating your child’s oral health. Basic procedures like a gentle examination and cleaning might be conducted. More extensive treatments are usually scheduled if any issues are detected.
The dentist will provide you with personalized guidance on how to care for your child’s teeth at home. This might include advice on brushing techniques, dietary habits, and the use of fluoride. Following these recommendations will help ensure your child’s oral health continues to thrive.
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Been coming to this practice for as long as I can remember, and I've had my fair share of teeth fixings, cleanings & braces along the way. They make my visit as comfortable as a dentist can possibly be & the staff is super friendly! All COVID measures are being taken seriously here, so I feel safe & well taken care of and I guarantee you will be too!
I haven’t seen a dentist in several years I took the plunge and visited Forest Glen Dental. Their team is made up of phenomenal professionals who are both knowledgeable and kind-hearted, as they always ensure you are very comfortable throughout the visit. In addition to having my teeth fixed I also had them cleaned and they did outstanding work! I will definitely be back!
I was very satisfied with my visit! Dental hygienist Andrea took the time to explain how I can better care for my teeth and how to improve the health of my gums. After implementing the suggestions from my last visit, my gums are much healthier and with the use of the night guard they made me my teeth are not as sensitive during the day. I was also very satisfied with the dentist Marianne. During one visit she fixed my cracked tooth and did 2 fillings. She is very skilled and highly professional and explained all the procedures very clearly!