• Denver Pediatric Dentist

First Visit to the Pediatric Dentist

Your child’s first visit to meet our Denver pediatric dentist

pediatric dentist first visitAccording to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), children should visit the dentist by their first birthday.  It is important that your child’s newly-erupted teeth (erupting at 6-12 months of age) receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning.

A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable and positive.  The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel. Children are not born with a fear of the dentist, but they can fear the unknown. Our office makes a practice of using pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe your child’s first dental visit and treatment. We want you to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our office.

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This is an example of a typical first visit:

  • Taking -x-rays: “Smile for the special camera”
  • Dental exam: “We are going to count your teach and look for sugar bugs”
  • Oral hygiene instructions: “We are going to show you how to brush and floss your teeth”
  • Prize time: “Thank you for being such a good helper”

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We look forward to meeting you and your child!
Call today:  (303) 753-7497