If this is your first time bringing your child to your East Cobb pediatric dentist, you may be wondering what to fully expect at the appointment. Will the appointment be similar to a regular dentist checkup for adults? How can you prepare your child for their first trip to the dentist?
At Nia Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we can help you learn a little but more about what to expect at your child’s first pediatric dentist appointment.
How is a Pediatric Dentist Different?
After dental school, all dentists continue their education with years of specialized training in a chosen field. For pediatric dentistry, your dentist gained extensive experience treating infants, children, and adolescents.
Since pediatric dentists work with children, we also bring our expertise in childhood behavior and development. Pediatric dentists also have staff that are especially welcoming to children along with an office that makes for a fun and friendly environment.
What to Expect at Your East Cobb Pediatric Dentist Appointment
When you visit us at our East Cobb pediatric dentist office, you and your child can expect a short and easy appointment. We’ll focus on getting to know your child and give you some basic dental care information and tips. The dentist will check your child’s teeth to see how they’re growing in and check their placement and overall health.
Signs of potential problems with the jaw and gum will also be inspected. Sometimes, if necessary, the dentist will do a light cleaning.
This appointment is also the perfect time to ask your dentist any questions you have concerning your child’s oral health and the best practices for teeth cleaning at home.
How to Prepare Your Child for a First Dentist Appointment
Going to the dentist shouldn’t be frightening for a child. To best prepare your child for their first visit, let them know how important it is to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
Children pick up on adults’ apprehensions, so you want to make sure you let them know what a positive experience taking care of their teeth is and just how the dentist can help keep them healthy. The entire staff at your pediatric dentist can put your child’s mind at ease and the atmosphere will be calming to set aside any worries.
When to Schedule Your First Pediatric Dentist Appointment
At Nia Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics we recommend making an appointment to see us as early as the moment your child’s first tooth appears to within the first six months of its appearance. This way, we can catch any early gum or teeth issues in your child’s mouth.
The earlier your child goes to the dentist and continues on with regular appointments, the more likely they’ll continue this habit into adulthood making for a lifetime of a healthy, happy smile.
When setting up a first appointment at your East Cobb pediatric dentist, you can expect to ease your child into a friendly dental environment full of the tools and advice they need to continue through life with good oral health.
Come see us at Nia Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics so we can help put you and your child’s mind at ease in a relaxing family-oriented environment.
Contact us today to set up an appointment and see just how beneficial your child’s first pediatric dentist visit can be.