You may have wondered, “When should my child have their very first dental visit and how do I prepare so my child is not afraid of the dentist right from the start?”We are here to guide you through that first dental visit without a hitch!The first thing to understand is a lot of dental offices, including ours, are so much more “kid-oriented” than when you were a child. We know for many, dental visits were scary. However, times have changed. Here at Grin Dentistry, we strive to make the overall first dental visit experience so much fun that kids don’t know if they just left the dentist’s office or Grandma’s house. They’ll walk out with everything from fruit-flavored toothpaste to cool gadgets and prizes!
If you’ve had a bad experience at the dentist as a child, it’s important not to let your child see this. Saying negative things like “I don’t like the dentist either, but we have to do this” will only scare them even more. Remember to keep things positive and to let them decide for themselves if they like the dentist or not. After they get back from our fun office, we know they will!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends you schedule your child’s first dental visit on his or her first birthday (like you don’t already have plans on that day or something…hello!?) or within six months after his first tooth appears (whichever comes first).At this age, your little bundle of joy may not fully understand what is going on (and that’s okay), but getting him or her prepared and ready to fit into our Fisher's dental home right away will make things easier, especially as he or she gets older.
We at Grin Dentistry strive to make sure that you and your child enjoy each and every appointment, but especially the first dental visit. Call us today at 317-598-4746 for an appointment. We can’t wait to meet your little one!Don’t forget to get the word out! We know your little ball of energy has a few friends who will have their first dental appointment soon too.Be sure to share this blog post with other parents on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter! FOLLOW US on Facebook for more great tips and articles like this one!