When should I bring my child for their first visit?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends your child see the dentist within 6 months of the first tooth and no later than 12 months of age.
Our goal is to prevent your child from ever developing a single cavity. For that reason, we encourage you to bring your baby under 6 months of age to the office for a complimentary educational visit to give you the information you need to prepare your baby for a lifetime of exceptional oral health. This is also a great opportunity to help your child start the process of becoming comfortable in our office environment.
In addition to visiting the office, please download our oral hygiene form below which gives helpful hints to maintaining oral health!
What happens at the first visit?
At the first visit, Dr. Popple will complete a comprehensive dental and radiographic exam making sure your child's mouth is healthy and identify any dental decay that is present. A dental prophylaxis, and fluoride application will be completed at this visit if necessary.
We believe that first impressions are important. Your child's first visit will be customized based on your child's level of comfort and confidence in order to help foster a positive long term relationship.
What can I do to get ready for my child's visit?
Stay positive!!! A child will use what they learn from their parents to decide how they feel about visiting the dentist. Tell your child that we visit the dentist to make sure our teeth are clean and healthy. Avoid sharing too many details with your child that may be confusing or scary.
Show them the photos of our office under our "About Us" tab or just click this link to navigate to the page to help show them what they can expect to see at their visit