As a child, going to the dentist can be a daunting experience. At Woodlawn Dental Office, our specially-trained dental staff work together to make children feel right at home!
On average, a child’s first visit to the dentist should be before their first birthday. This allows them to gain familiarity with our friendly dental staff and get a primary examination of their teeth and gums done. The dentist or dental hygienist may also gently clean the child’s teeth with a topical fluoride as well as establish a proper oral hygiene routine that parents can do with them at home. These are habits they will carry with them for their whole lives. Learning preventative care helps towards maintaining health and happy smiles.
During your child’s first visit, the dentist may also evaluate thumb sucking and other adverse habits, teach your child about cleaning teeth and gums and check to see if your child may need fluoride. Parents should prepare their children for their first dental appointment by talking to them about the dentist, their experience, and how the process is expected to go. We understand that children may experience some dental anxiety before their first visit, which is why our specially trained staff works hard to provide a relaxing and child friendly environment, including a special children’s room, complete with a TV on the ceiling with YouTube and Netflix.
To book an appointment for your child, or for any inquires about dentistry for children, contact Woodlawn Dental Office