Creating a positive experience for young children and dental work is a must for a lifetime of good oral health. The ideal age for a first visit is approximately three years old when all of the baby teeth are in place. Children as young as two are encouraged to tag along with parents to familiarize themselves with the office and the dental chair. If you’re looking for children’s dentistry in Maple, look no further.
The first few appointments are designed to build confidence in your child and will consist only of procedures that they are comfortable with. We want your little one to leave with a smile on their face!
If that means just a ride in the chair, a few smiles, and a picture of their teeth then that is what the first visit will be. Generally, visits start with the hygienist explaining oral care, checking teeth and gums, and even polishing and x-raying the teeth depending on age and cooperation. At the end of the visit the dentist will also check the teeth and gums and will reiterate the job well done.
Children will receive their own toothbrush and be able to choose some stickers. Our goal is to instill good oral hygiene practices at an early age and to prevent future issues before they arise.