First Time Visit – Checklist and Expectations

  • Experts recommend that children see a dentist before the age of one – many oral problems can be prevented or more easily treated if detected early
  • Refrain from using language such as “hurt” or “painful” before taking your child to the dentist to avoid causing fear
  • Maintain a positive attitude and stay relaxed
  • Select an appointment time when your child is alert and not too tired
  • The first visit to Healthy Smiles is designed for you and your child to feel at ease in our office
  • Meeting with the office staff and dental team
  • Educational and interactive experience at the Tooth Fairy Learning Center
  • Thorough and gentle examination of your child’s teeth, jaws, gums and bite
  • Digital X-rays and teeth cleaning (depending on child’s comfort level and cooperation)
  • Instructions on proper oral hygiene, nutrition, and habits such as thumb-sucking and teething
  • Opportunity to ring the “Cavity-free” bell if your child has no cavities
  • Questions you or your child may have