What Happens at the First Dental Visit?

This first dental visit gives your child an opportunity to meet Dr. Darby and his staff in a non threatening and friendly way. Our pediatric dentist and his team members will spend time educating parents about oral health, disease prevention, trauma prevention and dental development. They will review your child’s health history, dental history and risk factors for cavities. During the exam, Dr. Darby will check all of your child’s existing teeth for decay, examine your child’s bite, and look for any potential problems with the gums, jaw, and oral tissues. Your child’s teeth will be cleaned and a fluoride treatment can be provided.

This dental visit is an excellent opportunity for you to get great information that will immensely benefit your child. It is also important to be aware that some younger children may be anxious or teary eyed during their visit. This is a normal, age appropriate response. We will do our best to make them comfortable.