What to Expect at the First Pediatric Dental Visit

What to Expect at the First Pediatric Dental Visit

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Dr. Krista Hinchey, at Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, recommend you bring your child in by his or her first birthday.

During your first visit, you will be introduced to our Pediatric Dental Team and given an office tour. We will discuss your child's unique smile and ways to keep it beautiful for years to come.

Depending on the age of your child, he or she will either be given a knee-to-knee examination (where your baby's head will rest on our doctor's knee while their body is on your lap) or a regular exam in the doctor's chair.

We request that you complete our First Visit Forms prior to arriving for your appointment. This helps our office keep your and everyone else' scheduled visit on time.

Your initial exam will last approximately 30 minutes. Oral hygiene instructions will also be given with suggestions to help your child care for their own teeth. In most cases, we will also clean their teeth on this visit, and provide an evaluation that will outline any existing dental problems and proposed treatment.

Dr. Krista and her team are dedicated to great dental experiences. Call today to schedule your first appointment! 912-298-KIDS (5437)