Children’s First Dental Visit
Kids’ First Dental Visit
Children should begin regular dental visits by age three. However, their first appointment should be as early as age one after their primary teeth start erupting. At Cypress Family Dental, we gladly offer dentistry for children in Johns Island, SC.
We want every patient—and parent—to feel comfortable and know what to expect. Here’s a bit more about preparing for your child’s first dental appointment.
Meeting Dr. Vanessa White
We understand the importance of making visiting the dentist fun and comfortable for your child. Children carry their first impressions of dental care and dentists well into adulthood. A negative experience could affect their oral health.
When your child visits our office for the first time, they will be under the watchful care and guidance of Dr. White.
Dr. White is a skilled children’s dentist who speaks English and Spanish fluently. She’s committed to offering the best pediatric dental care possible. Each year, she accumulates over 100 hours of continuing education credits.
She and the rest of our kids’ dentistry team strive to build positive relationships with patients of all ages while providing the highest dental care standard.
How to Prepare for Kids’ Dentist Appointments
It’s normal for kids to be nervous about their first dental visit. You can help make the appointment easier with these helpful tips:
Speak Positively About Dental Visits
If you’re feeling uneasy about taking your child to the dentist, they may pick up on your nervousness and anxiety. Keep them calm by remaining positive. Discuss with them how the dentist will help their teeth and gums stay healthy.
Read Children’s Books About Dentists
Ease your child’s worry by reading books about dentists. They will be more receptive to visiting the dentist after learning about their favorite characters’ positive experiences.
Request a Walk-Through
When you arrive at our office with your toddler, we’re happy to provide a tour before Dr. White begins the appointment. This small gesture is an excellent opportunity to help them feel better about being in a new environment.
The earlier your child meets Dr. White, the more comfortable they will be with dental care. We’ll make sure their first visit establishes the dentist’s office as a safe, helpful place while setting the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. Get in touch with our team to schedule your child’s first dental appointment today.