Schedule your child’s first dentist appointment as soon as they get their first tooth. That way, our dentists can examine their teeth and gums and help your child get used to the idea of having a “dental home.”
Our children’s dentists in Grandville, MI have experience treating patients of all ages.
Their goal is to help your child build a foundation of good oral health that will last a lifetime. Contact our dentists today at (616) 531-0360.
Children’s Dentist Appointment
What to Expect
Your child should see one of our family dentists no later than their first birthday. That way, your child will get used to the idea of seeing one of our dentists every 6 months. Our main goal during the first appointment is to help your child feel at ease in our office.
Your child’s first appointment will be short because we skip the teeth cleaning. Instead, one of our dentists will do a quick check inside your child’s mouth. Our child dentists may also take x-rays depending on how comfortable your son or daughter feels.
We understand that you may want to comfort your child while they sit in the dentist’s chair. Yet, it’s much safer for us to treat your child with you out of the room. Your mood influences your child. If you feel anxious about your child receiving pediatric dental care, your child will also feel anxious. Staying in the waiting room will also help your child learn how to trust our dentists.
How to Prepare Your Child
As a parent, there’s a lot you can do to help your child have a positive experience at the dentist will count your teeth” or “they’ll brush your teeth to remove sugar bugs.” Avoid using words like “pain”, “shot”, or “drilling” that could make your child fearful of the dentist.. The sooner you talk to your child about seeing the dentist, the sooner they can get used to the idea. Use phrases like, “the