A child’s first visit to the dentist can be a nerve-wracking experience, however, it does not need to be. We want you and your little one to be as prepared as possible, so they can have a positive experience with us. Read below to view our suggestions for your child’s first dental visit in Woodinville, Washington, and call Oasis Family Dentistry at 425-486-9245 when you are ready to schedule an appointment with our friendly dentist, Dr. Tim Hung.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit a dentist to receive an initial dental exam within six months of when their first tooth erupts. These first dental visits are designed to establish a dental home and help your child begin developing positive associations with visiting the dentist.
A typical pediatric dental appointment will include the following:
Remember, if you are calm, your child will feel calm. You can help your child feel happier and more comfortable in the dental office by being positive and calm yourself. You can encourage your child to develop positive associations with visiting the dentist by avoiding threatening language and providing positive explanations about what will happen during the appointment.
If you have any questions about your child’s first dental appointment, please feel free to contact our office.