Forest Glen Dental - Kitchener

Child’s First Appointment in Kitchener

The first visit to a dental office for children sets the groundwork for lifelong oral health.
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Forest Glen Dental - Kitchener

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!

 

Gently Examine

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.

Educate

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.

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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.

Google Verified Patient Reviews

Sav S
1 week ago
Leaving this review because I had possibly one of the best experiences at the dentist to date here. I came in for an emergency appointment and had to get at least two of my wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible, I was terrified to book this appointment knowing I would only have the option of oral sedation and no anesthesia. With that being said, Dr. Sam was phenomenal. He was patient, gentle, kind and most of all empathetic to my anxiety. He made the process very easy to undergo and even allowed me to have another person in the room with me during for support. I was blown away by not only the procedure being so seamless but the recovery? Barely felt a thing and still feeling amazing. I am not one to write google reviews even when asked but for this experience I felt it was only right. Great job to the entire team here from the front desk to the dental assistants and hygienists! My new dentist for as long as possible.
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M Schaan
3 months ago
Everyone here is so kind! Dr Sam was amazing. He's so kind, caring, and gentle! Amanda and Natasha at the front are so good. I came here for a second Opinion and I'm so glad I did!
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Evelyn Zepeda
3 months ago
My oldest had her second visit today and did amazing! - Dr. Gobrial the first time and Dr. Solimon the second. Both experiences were great and here’s a picture for proof. Her little sister was there today for emotional support, she had fun taking a ride on the Chair, feeling like a rock star in the special sunglasses and picking a prize from the treasure bin. I wish I was as good of a patient as my little one was today as a kid. One proud Mama! Thank you Forest Glen dental.
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Viresh Shah
11 months ago
My daughter had the first and an amazing experience with Forest Glen Dental. We went for an initial diagnosis and decided to do cleaning and filling right away based on x-ray. Dr. Sandra Ghobrial was terrific and he explained everything in detail nicely and patiently. He is great at handling kids and made my 7 year old daughter very comfortable for her first filling of a life. The entire staff was so welcoming. Definitely this would be our go to place for any future dental needs.
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Sav S
1 week ago
Leaving this review because I had possibly one of the best experiences at the dentist to date here. I came in for an emergency appointment and had to get at least two of my wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible, I was terrified to book this appointment knowing I would only have the option of oral sedation and no anesthesia. With that being said, Dr. Sam was phenomenal. He was patient, gentle, kind and most of all empathetic to my anxiety. He made the process very easy to undergo and even allowed me to have another person in the room with me during for support. I was blown away by not only the procedure being so seamless but the recovery? Barely felt a thing and still feeling amazing. I am not one to write google reviews even when asked but for this experience I felt it was only right. Great job to the entire team here from the front desk to the dental assistants and hygienists! My new dentist for as long as possible.
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M Schaan
3 months ago
Everyone here is so kind! Dr Sam was amazing. He's so kind, caring, and gentle! Amanda and Natasha at the front are so good. I came here for a second Opinion and I'm so glad I did!
More
Evelyn Zepeda
3 months ago
My oldest had her second visit today and did amazing! - Dr. Gobrial the first time and Dr. Solimon the second. Both experiences were great and here’s a picture for proof. Her little sister was there today for emotional support, she had fun taking a ride on the Chair, feeling like a rock star in the special sunglasses and picking a prize from the treasure bin. I wish I was as good of a patient as my little one was today as a kid. One proud Mama! Thank you Forest Glen dental.
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Viresh Shah
11 months ago
My daughter had the first and an amazing experience with Forest Glen Dental. We went for an initial diagnosis and decided to do cleaning and filling right away based on x-ray. Dr. Sandra Ghobrial was terrific and he explained everything in detail nicely and patiently. He is great at handling kids and made my 7 year old daughter very comfortable for her first filling of a life. The entire staff was so welcoming. Definitely this would be our go to place for any future dental needs.
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